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cringle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cringle  \Crin"gle\  (kr?n"g'l),  n.  [Icel.  kringla  orb;  akin  to 
  kring  around  and  to  D.  kring  circle,  and  to  E.  cringe, 
  crank.] 
  1.  A  withe  for  fastening  a  gate. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  An  iron  or  pope  thimble  or  grommet  worked  into  or 
  attached  to  the  edges  and  corners  of  a  sail;  --  usually  in 
  the  plural.  The  cringles  are  used  for  making  fast  the 
  bowline  bridles,  earings,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cringle 
  n  :  a  metal  ring  for  lining  a  small  hole  to  permit  the 
  attachment  of  cords  or  lines  [syn:  {eyelet},  {loop},  {grommet}] 




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