[ rag-uhl ]
/ ˈræg əl /
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a groove cut in masonry to receive flashing.
Also called raggle block . a manufactured masonry unit, usually of terracotta, having a groove for receiving flashing.
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Origin of raggle
First recorded in 1880–85; origin uncertain
Words nearby raggle
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Example sentences from the Web for raggle
He made up his mind in the beeswaxed dining-room that it was better to be a raggle-taggle wanderer than anything else.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
To the left, a raggle-taggle thicket of beech brush crawled to within twenty feet of the valley's floor.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for raggle
/ (ˈræɡəl) /
mainly Scot a thin groove cut in stone or brickwork, esp to hold the edge of a roof
Word Origin for raggle
C19: of obscure origin
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