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Meaning of CRINGLE

Pronunciation:  'kringgul

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

CRINGLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: eyelet, grommet, grummet, loop
 See Also: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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