crance iron

[ krans ]
/ kræns /

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.

Origin of crance iron

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