cringle definition

  • noun:
    • a little ring or grommet of rope or steel fastened into edge of a sail.
    • A short little bit of rope, arranged as a grommet around a metal ring, used to attach tackle to a sail an such like.
    • A withe for attaching a gate.
    • A withe for fastening a gate.
    • An iron or pope thimble or grommet worked into or connected to the edges and corners of a sail; -- typically in plural. The cringles are used for making fast the bowline bridles, earings, etc.
    • A ring or circular flex, as of a rope. Specifically— Nautical, a-strand of rope so worked in to the bolt-rope of a sail on form a ring or attention. Cringles tend to be called in line with the purpose for which they are intended: as, head-cringles, which are put in the upper sides of sail, for lashing them towards the yards; reef-cringles, in the leeches associated with the sail, for moving the reef-earings through.
    • A withe or rope for fastening a gate.
    • fastener composed of a metal ring for lining a small opening to permit the attachment of cords or lines

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