cringle

noun
crin·​gle | \ ˈkriŋ-gəl How to pronounce cringle (audio) \

Definition of cringle

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

First Known Use of cringle

1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cringle

Low German kringel, diminutive of kring ring

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“Cringle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cringle. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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