[ ting-kahl, -kawl ]
/ ˈtɪŋ kɑl, -kɔl /


a former name for crude native borax.


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Origin of tincal

First recorded in 1625–35, tincal is from the Malay word tingkal
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British Dictionary definitions for tincal

/ (ˈtɪŋkəl) /


another name for borax (def. 1)

Word Origin for tincal

C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana
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