crin·​gle ˈkriŋ-gəl How to pronounce cringle (audio)
: a loop or grommet at the corner of a sail to which a line is attached

Word History


Low German kringel, diminutive of kring ring

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cringle was in 1627

Dictionary Entries Near cringle

Cite this Entry

“Cringle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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