or Grummet. A younker on board ship. In Smith's Sea
Grammar we are told that “younkers are the young men whose duty it
is to take in the topsails, or top the yard for furling the sails or
slinging the yards. ...” “Sailors,” he says, “are the elder
men.” Gromet is the Flemish grom (a boy), with the diminutive.
It appears in bride-groom, etc. Also a ring of rope made by
laying a single strand. (