Definitions for: Cringle

[n] fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

Webster (1913) Definition: Crin"gle (kr?n"g'l), n. [Icel. kringla orb; akin to
kring around, and to D. kring circle, and to E. cringe,
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.

Synonyms: eyelet, grommet, grummet, loop

See Also: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

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