[ en-greyl ]
/ ɛnˈgreɪl /
verb (used with object)
to ornament the edge of with curved indentations.
Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern.
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Origin of engrail
OTHER WORDS FROM engrailen·grail·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engrail
/ (ɪnˈɡreɪl) /
(tr) to decorate or mark (the edge of) (a coin) with small carved notches
Derived forms of engrailengrailment, noun
Word Origin for engrail
C14: from Old French engresler, from en- 1 + gresle slim, from Latin gracilis slender, graceful
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