Definitions for "Cringle"
A withe for fastening a gate.
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.
A fitting in a sail that allows a line to fasten to it.
Keywords:  toe, rail, stays
In stays Toe-rail