engrail

transitive verb en·grail \ ə̇nˈgrāl , en- , chiefly before pause or consonant -āəl \

Definition of engrail

-ed/-ing/-s
1 a :to indent (something, such as a heraldic ordinary) with small curves — see engrailed
b :to ornament especially with a pattern indented on the edge
2 obsolete :to carve in intaglio
3 a obsolete :roughen
b :to cause to appear serrated
  • a scene engrailed by three tall peaks

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Origin and Etymology of engrail

Middle English engrelen, from Middle French engresler, from en- 1en- + gresle, graisle slender, from Latin gracilis


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