inkle

[ ing-kuh l ]
/ ˈɪŋ kəl /
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noun

a linen tape used for trimmings.
the linen thread or yarn from which this tape is made.

Nearby words

  1. inkblot,
  2. inkblot test,
  3. inkerman,
  4. inkhorn,
  5. inkhorn term,
  6. inkle loom,
  7. inkling,
  8. inkpot,
  9. inkstand,
  10. inkster

Origin of inkle

First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for inkle

inkle

/ (ˈɪŋkəl) /

noun

a kind of linen tape used for trimmings
the thread or yarn from which this tape is woven

Word Origin for inkle

C16: of unknown origin

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