[ krang-kuhl ]

noun, verb (used with or without object),cran·kled, cran·kling.
  1. bend; turn; crinkle.

Origin of crankle

First recorded in 1585–95; crank1 + -le

Words Nearby crankle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crankle in a sentence

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

    Roland Cashel | Charles James Lever