a rolling or staggering motion.

verb (used without object), win·tled, win·tling.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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