windle

[ win-dl, win-l ]
/ ˈwɪn dl, ˈwɪn l /
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noun Scot. and North England.

a measure of corn, wheat, or other commodities equal to approximately three bushels, but varying in different regions.

Nearby words

  1. winding staircase,
  2. winding-up,
  3. windingly,
  4. windjammer,
  5. windlass,
  6. windless,
  7. windlessly,
  8. windlestraw,
  9. windmill,
  10. windmill grass

Origin of windle

before 900; Middle English wyndel, Old English windel box, basket; akin to wind2

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