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  1. a rolling or staggering motion.
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verb (used without object), win·tled, win·tling.
  1. to roll or swing back and forth.
  2. to tumble over; capsize.
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Origin of wintle

1775–85; < early Dutch windtelen (Dutch wentelen) to revolve, frequentative of winden to wind2
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Historical Examples of wintle

  • And again Mr. Wintle had good reason to be "much pleased with Blossom."

    Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind

    Frances Martin

  • 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.

  • 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