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engrail

[ en-greyl ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to ornament the edge of with curved indentations.
  2. Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern.


engrail

/ ɪnˈɡreɪl /

verb

  1. tr to decorate or mark (the edge of) (a coin) with small carved notches


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Derived Forms

  • enˈgrailment, noun
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Other Words From

  • en·grailment noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of engrail1

1375–1425; late Middle English engrelen < Anglo-French, Middle French engresler, equivalent to en- en- 1 + gresler to make slender ≪ Latin gracilis gracile; compare French grêle kind of file, derivative of grêler
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Word History and Origins

Origin of engrail1

C14: from Old French engresler, from en- 1+ gresle slim, from Latin gracilis slender, graceful

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