crance ironless commonly
Definition of crance
: a band on the outer end of a bowsprit to which the bobstays and bowsprit shrouds are fastened
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Origin and Etymology of crance
Dutch krans, literally, wreath, from Middle Dutch crans, from Middle High German kranz, from Old High German
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