Definition of agal in English:

agal

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Pronunciation: /aˈɡɑːl
 
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noun

A headband worn by Bedouin Arab men to keep the keffiyeh in place.
More example sentences
  • It is held in place with an agal, a thick, black woven band.
  • Middle Eastern tourists, diplomats, in the Arabic ‘agal’ and ‘kufia’ can be seen everywhere in Geneva.
  • The agal is an accessory constructed of cord which is fastened around the Keffiyeh (an Arab headdress) to hold it.

Origin

mid 19th century: representing a Bedouin pronunciation of Arabic ‘iqāl 'bond, hobble'.

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