brattle

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noun

brat·​tle ˈbra-tᵊl How to pronounce brattle (audio)
chiefly Scotland

brattle

2 of 2

verb

brattled; brattling

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: to make a clattering or rattling sound

Word History

Etymology

Noun

probably imitative

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brattle was circa 1500

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Cite this Entry

“Brattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brattle. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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