adverb (or adjective)
crin·​gle-cran·​gle | \ ¦kriŋgəl¦kraŋgəl \

Definition of cringle-crangle

: in a zigzag manner

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First Known Use of cringle-crangle

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cringle-crangle

probably alteration of crinkle-crankle

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“Cringle-crangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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