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spancel

[ span-suhl ]
/ 藞sp忙n s蓹l /
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noun
a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, especially a horse or cow.
verb (used with object), span路celed, span路cel路ing or (especially British) span路celled, span路cel路ling.
to fetter with or as with a spancel.
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Origin of spancel

1600鈥10; <Low German spansel, derivative of spannen to stretch; see span2
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British Dictionary definitions for spancel

spancel
/ (藞sp忙nsl) /

noun
a length of rope for hobbling an animal, esp a horse or cow
verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed
(tr) to hobble (an animal) with a loose rope

Word Origin for spancel

C17: from Low German spansel, from spannen to stretch; see span
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