hockle

[ hok-uhl ]
/ ˈhɒk əl /

verb (used without object), hock·led, hock·ling.

(of a rope) to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use.

noun

the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand.

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Origin of hockle

Perhaps hock1 + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for hockle

hockle
/ (ˈhɒkəl) /

verb hockles, hockled or hockling (intr)

Northumbrian dialect to spit
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