brattle

noun
brat·​tle | \ ˈbra-tᵊl How to pronounce brattle (audio) \

Definition of brattle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scotland

brattle

verb
brattled; brattling

Definition of brattle (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: to make a clattering or rattling sound

First Known Use of brattle

Noun

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brattle

Noun

probably imitative

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The first known use of brattle was circa 1500

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“Brattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brattle. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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