Definition for MAR-TIN-GAL

MAR-TIN-GAL, n. [Fr. martingale; It and Sp. martingala. The Portuguese call it gamarra.]

  1. A strap or thong fastened to the girth under a horse's belly, and at the other end to the musrole, passing between the fore legs. Encyc.
  2. In ships; a rope extending from the jib-boom, to the end of a bumpkin under the cap of the bowsprit. Mar. Dict

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