cringle

[ kring-guhl ]

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

Origin of cringle

1
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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cringle

/ (ˈkrɪŋɡəl) /


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

Origin of cringle

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

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