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fankle

verb (tr)
  1. to entangle
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noun
  1. a tangle; confusion
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Word Origin for fankle

from fank a coil of rope, from fang, obsolete variant of vang
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Historical Examples of fankle

  • Besides, there is far less chance of a "fankle," to use a most expressive Scotch word, than when four or more flies are used.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

    AKA Black Palmer, William Senior