Definition of Cringle

1. Noun. Fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines.

Exact synonyms: Eyelet, Grommet, Grummet, Loop
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast
Derivative terms: Eye, Loop



Definition of Cringle

1. n. A withe for fastening a gate.

Definition of Cringle

1. Noun. (nautical) A short piece of rope, arranged as a grommet around a metal ring, used to attach tackle to a sail etc. ¹

2. Noun. A withe for fastening a gate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cringle

1. a small loop of rope [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cringle

crines
crinet
crinets
cringe
cringed
cringeling
cringelings
cringemaking
cringer
cringers
cringes
cringeworthy
cringing
cringingly
cringingness
cringle (current term)
cringles
cringy
crinicultural
criniere
crinieres
crinigerous
crinin
crining
crinion
crinis
crinite
crinites
crinitory
crinivirus

Literary usage of Cringle

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1. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1874)
"BABY cringle. BABY cringle lives down on the sea-shore, where we spent the long vacation last summer. A tiny cove arches up into the sands and shore- lands, ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"... cringle AND THE DEVIL. To Commodore Christopher North. DEAR WORTHY OLD GENTLEMAN, BLESS you, man, your chief devil lias got me into a of a mess by a ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... a deal of scribble or cringle-crangle, and so from thence began to take the height of her fortune. English Rogue, p. 111. ..."

4. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"The end passes from aft forward through the reef-cringle ; haul the cringle well up on top of the yard, then take one round turn of the earing around the ..."

5. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"... the gaff as far as necessary—hauling on the weather vang, and down on the leech at the same time. Reeve the earing through the cringle, haul it taut, ..."

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