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verb (used with object), cut·tled, cut·tling. Textiles.
  1. to fold (cloth) face to face after finishing.
  2. to allow (cloth) to lie without further treatment after fulling, milling, scouring, etc.
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Origin of cuttle2

First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for cuttling


  1. short for cuttlefish, cuttlebone
  2. little cuttle a small cuttlefish, Sepiola atlantica, often found on beaches
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Word Origin

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