from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thimble or cringle to guide a rope.
- n. A strip of board with holes in it for running rigging to pass through and be kept clear, so as to be easily distinguished at night.
Sorry, no etymologies found.