crance' i"ron

Pronunciation: (krans), [key] Naut.
1. a metal ring or cap to which bobstays and shrouds are secured, at the forward end of a bowsprit.
2. an iron mast fitting holding a yard that is not raised or lowered, as that of the foresail or mainsail on a large ship.

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