agal

noun \ə-ˈgäl\

Definition of agal

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of agal

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


First Known Use: 1853


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