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cringle

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noun crin·gle \ˈkriŋ-gəl\

Definition of cringle

  1. :  a loop or grommet at the corner of a sail to which a line is attached



Origin and Etymology of cringle

Low German kringel, diminutive of kring ring


First Known Use: 1627

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