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cringle

[ kring-guhl ]
/ 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.

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Origin of cringle

First recorded in 1620–30; from Low German kringel, equivalent to kring “circle” + -el diminutive suffix; cognate with Middle English Cringle (in placenames), Old Norse kringla “circle”
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British Dictionary definitions for cringle

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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