cringle

cringle

[kring-guhl]
noun Nautical.
an eye or grommet formed on the boltrope of a sail to permit the attachment of lines.

Origin:
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)
 
n
an eye at the edge of a sail, usually formed from a thimble or grommet
 
[C17: from Low German Kringel small ring1; see crank1, crinkle]

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