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[krang-kuh l]
noun, verb (used with or without object), cran·kled, cran·kling.
  1. bend; turn; crinkle.
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Origin of crankle

First recorded in 1585–95; crank1 + -le
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  • The facts are there, and Crankle's speech to evidence ripped him up in a terrific manner.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever