[ krang-kuh l ]
/ ˈkræŋ kəl /

noun, verb (used with or without object), cran·kled, cran·kling.

bend; turn; crinkle.

Origin of crankle

First recorded in 1585–95; crank1 + -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crankle

  • The facts are there, and Crankle's speech to evidence ripped him up in a terrific manner.

    Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever