cringle

[ kring-guh l ]
/ ˈkrɪŋ gəl /
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noun Nautical.

an eye or grommet formed on the boltrope of a sail to permit the attachment of lines.

Origin of cringle

1620–30; < Low German kringel, equivalent to kring circle + -el diminutive suffix; cognate with Middle English Cringle (in place-names), Old Norse kringla circle
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cringle

/ (ˈkrɪŋɡəl) /

noun

an eye at the edge of a sail, usually formed from a thimble or grommet

Word Origin for cringle

C17: from Low German Kringel small ring 1; see crank 1, crinkle
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