cracknel

noun
crack·​nel | \ ˈkrak-nᵊl How to pronounce cracknel (audio) \

Definition of cracknel

1 : a hard brittle biscuit
2 : crackling sense 2 usually used in plural

First Known Use of cracknel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cracknel

Middle English krakenelle

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“Cracknel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cracknel. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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