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gnarl

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verb \ˈnär(-ə)l\

Definition of gnarl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  snarl, growl

Origin and Etymology of gnarl

probably frequentative of gnar


First Known Use: 1593


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gnarl

verb

Definition of gnarl

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to twist into a state of deformity

Origin and Etymology of gnarl

back-formation from gnarled


First Known Use: 1814


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gnarl

noun

Definition of gnarl

  1. :  a hard protuberance with twisted grain on a tree

1805

First Known Use of gnarl

1805


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