Meaning of crance iron

crance' i"ron

Pronunciation: (krans), [key]
— Naut. 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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