- a rolling or staggering motion.
- to roll or swing back and forth.
- to tumble over; capsize.
Origin of wintle
1775–85; < early Dutch windtelen (Dutch wentelen) to revolve, frequentative of winden to wind2
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Examples from the Web for wintle
And again Mr. Wintle had good reason to be "much pleased with Blossom."
Mrs. Gilbert's uncle, Mr. Wintle, was a fellow of St. John's.
Except the 'Shell and Tortoise' and 'Wintle,' the estate supplied the repast.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
R. S. Surtees
We must refer our Correspondent to the critical commentators on the passage: Lowth or Wintle, for instance.
I remember riding a very hard puller belonging to Mr. Wintle, of Shanghai.The Horsewoman
Alice M. Hayes