[ speel ]
/ spil /
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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British Dictionary definitions for speeling
/ (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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