agal

noun
\ ə-ˈgäl \
plural -s

Definition of agal

: a cord usually of goat's hair that Arabs (as the Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kerchieflike headdress

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First Known Use of agal

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agal

borrowed from vernacular forms (with reduction or effacement of the first vowel and [g] for q) of Arabic ʽiqāl "headband"

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“Agal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agal. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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