cuttle

1
[kuht-l]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. cutting horse,
  2. cutting oil,
  3. cutting room,
  4. cutting stylus,
  5. cuttingly,
  6. cuttlebone,
  7. cuttlefish,
  8. cutty,
  9. cutty grass,
  10. cutty sark

Origin of cuttle

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

cuttle

2
[kuht-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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British Dictionary definitions for cuttle

cuttle

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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