crance-iron

crance iron

[krans]
noun Nautical.
1.
a metal ring or cap to which bobstays and shrouds are secured, at the forward end of a bowsprit.
2.
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:
1840–50; compare Dutch krans wreath

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