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cringle

Line breaks: crin¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪŋɡ(ə)l
 
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Definition of cringle in English:

noun

Sailing
A ring of rope containing a thimble, for another rope to pass through.
Example sentences
  • Along that edge of the sail there will be a series of cringles, or large stainless grommets.
  • The Shearwater has three sets of cringles numbered 1, 2, and 3 from the bottom up.
  • To make it easier to use the hooks, you can lash two stainless steel rings through the cringles at each tack reef location.

Origin

early 17th century: from Low German kringel, diminutive of kring 'ring'.

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