Definition of gnarl in English:

gnarl

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Pronunciation: /nɑːl
 
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noun

A rough, knotty protuberance, especially on a tree: a blackthorn topped with a two-humped gnarl
More example sentences
  • Lady Peacemaker was surprised to find herself looking into the eyes of a human face composed entirely from the bumps and gnarls of the tree's trunk.
  • And because of its knots and gnarls it's worth even less at the chip-mill than plantation wood.
  • Chism's second installation, Heaven, Hell and the Garden, offered a glimpse of a fleshy gnarl of cloth through a trap door as you mounted a low platform to admire a tall painting of sturdy underbrush.

Origin

early 19th century: back-formation from gnarled.

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