agal

[ uh-gahl ]
/ əˈgɑl /
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noun

(among Arabs) a cord wound around a kaffiyeh to hold it in place.

Nearby words

  1. against one's better judgment,
  2. against one's will,
  3. against the clock,
  4. against the grain,
  5. against the tide,
  6. agalactia,
  7. agalactorrhea,
  8. agalactosis,
  9. agalite,
  10. agalloch

Origin of agal

1850–55; < dialectal Arabic ʿagāl, variant of ʿiqāl cord, rope

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