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cringle

[kring-guh l] /ˈkrɪŋ gəl/
noun, Nautical
1.
an eye or grommet formed on the boltrope of a sail to permit the attachment of lines.
Origin
1620-1630
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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British Dictionary definitions for cringle

cringle

/ˈkrɪŋɡəl/
noun
1.
an eye at the edge of a sail, usually formed from a thimble or grommet
Word Origin
C17: from Low German Kringel small ring1; see crank1, crinkle
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