Definition of fankle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfaŋk(ə)l/

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[with object] Scottish
Entangle: the tape got fankled in the motorbike’s front wheels
More example sentences
  • Always if possible shoot with the tide and haul against. This will help prevent rope fankling round your prop.
  • Mr Pinkerton’s leg got fankled in among the chairs, an’ he fell on the tap o’ the minister.


Late Middle English: from Scots fank 'coil of rope' + -le4.

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