- a strong, robust fellow, especially a strong manual laborer.
- a miser; an extremely thrifty person.
Origin of carl
Related formscarl·ish, adjectivecarl·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for carle
“The whole ticking-time-bomb thesis is … so cockamamie,” said Carle.
“Prosecutions will divide us and not make these excesses less likely,” said Carle.
These claims are absolutely false, according to former interrogators such as Carle and Kleinman.
Rage filled the hearts of both Roland and Carle; but the word was spoken, and Roland must remain.National Epics|Kate Milner Rabb
Said the carle: "We have come the shortest way this bitter morning; that is all."The Sundering Flood|William Morris
Alas that thou shouldst talk so,” said a carle, rising up from the warm sand; “what shall all thy toil win thee?The Story of the Glittering Plain|William Morris
Carle Vernet, the father of Horace Vernet, was also an artist.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
But Goldilocks, he looked and longed, And saw how the carle the queen-bird wronged.Poems by the Way|William Morris