bool

\ˈbü(ə)l\

Definition of bool 

(Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal variant of

bool

noun (1)
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plural -s

Definition of bool (Entry 2 of 3)

1 dialectal, British : any of various objects with a curve or bend (such as a semicircular handle, the bow of a key or scissors)

2 dialectal, British : a wooden hoop forming part of the framework of a basket

3 : a hoop for rolling

bool

noun
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plural -s

Definition of bool (Entry 3 of 3)

Scottish

: a child's marble

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History and Etymology for bool

Noun (1)

Middle English (Scottish dialect) bowl, probably from Middle Dutch boghel bow, hoop; akin to Middle Low German bogel hoop, Old English būgan to bend

Noun

Middle English boule ball

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