cringle

noun
crin·gle | \ˈkriŋ-gəl \

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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