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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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: 1853See Words from the same year
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