crance iron


noun Nautical.

a metal ring or cap to which bobstays and shrouds are secured, at the forward end of a bowsprit.
an iron mast fitting holding a yard that is not raised or lowered, as that of the foresail or mainsail on a large ship.

Nearby words

  1. cranberry glass,
  2. cranberry gourd,
  3. cranberry tree,
  4. cranborne money,
  5. cranbrook,
  6. cranch,
  7. crandall,
  8. crane,
  9. crane fly,
  10. crane, hart

Origin of crance iron

1840–50; compare Dutch krans wreath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019