cuttle

1
[ kuht-l ]
/ ˈkʌt l /

noun

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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)

cuttle2
[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for cuttle

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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