variants or crance iron or less commonly cranse
plural -s
: a band on the outer end of a bowsprit to which the bobstays and bowsprit shrouds are fastened

Word History


Dutch krans, literally, wreath, from Middle Dutch crans, from Middle High German kranz, from Old High German

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“Crance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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