Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[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 Pinkertons 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.