[ uh-gahl ]
/ əˈgɑl /
(among Arabs) a cord wound around a kaffiyeh to hold it in place.
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- against one's better judgment,
- against one's will,
- against the clock,
- against the grain,
- against the tide,
Origin of agal
1850–55; < dialectal Arabic ʿagāl, variant of ʿiqāl cord, rope
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Examples from the Web for agal
Sarcoph′agal, flesh-devouring; Sarcoph′agous, feeding on flesh.