coffle

[ kaw-fuh l, kof-uh l ]
/ ˈkɔ fəl, ˈkɒf əl /
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noun

a line of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained and driven along together.

verb (used with object), cof·fled, cof·fling.

to chain in a coffle.

Nearby words

  1. coffin corner,
  2. coffin nail,
  3. coffin, levi,
  4. coffin-siris syndrome,
  5. coffinite,
  6. cofinal,
  7. cofound,
  8. cofounder,
  9. cofunction,
  10. cog

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British Dictionary definitions for coffle

coffle

/ (ˈkɒfəl) /

noun

(esp formerly) a line of slaves, beasts, etc, fastened together

Word Origin for coffle

C18: from Arabic qāfilah caravan

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