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/ spil /
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verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North England.
to climb; ascend; mount.
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Origin of speel
First recorded in 1505–15; origin uncertain
Words nearby speel
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How to use speel in a sentence
There's a nail upon the tae, &c To make the powny speel the brae; There's a nail and there's a brod—a horse weel shod.The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for speel
/ (spiːl) /
Manchester dialect a splinter of wood
Word Origin for speel
probably from Old Norse; compare Norwegian spela, spila, Swedish spjela, spjele spill ²
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