crance

noun \ ˈkran(t)s \
variants: or crance iron or less commonly cranse

Definition of crance

plural -s
: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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