speel

or speil

[speel]

verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North England.

to climb; ascend; mount.

Nearby words

  1. speedwalk,
  2. speedway,
  3. speedwell,
  4. speedwriting,
  5. speedy,
  6. speer,
  7. speer, albert,
  8. speir,
  9. speiss,
  10. spek

Origin of speel

First recorded in 1505–15; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for speeling

speel

noun

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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