[kaw-fuh l, kof-uh l]


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin for coffle

C18: from Arabic qāfilah caravan
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