cuttle

1
[ kuht-l ]
/ ˈkʌt l /

noun

Origin of cuttle

1
before 1000; late Middle English codel, Old English cudele (replaced in the 16th century by cuttlefish and subsequently reshortened)

Definition for cuttle (2 of 2)

cuttle

2
[ kuht-l ]
/ ˈkʌt l /

verb (used with object), cut·tled, cut·tling. Textiles.

to fold (cloth) face to face after finishing.
to allow (cloth) to lie without further treatment after fulling, milling, scouring, etc.

Origin of cuttle

2
First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain
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cuttle

/ (ˈkʌtəl) /

noun

little cuttle a small cuttlefish, Sepiola atlantica, often found on beaches

Word Origin for cuttle

Old English cudele; related to Old High German kiot bag, Norwegian dialect kaule cuttle, Old English codd bag
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