gnarled

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adjective \ˈnär(-ə)ld\

Definition of gnarled

  1. 1 :  full of knots or gnarls :  knotty gnarled hands gnarled olive trees

  2. 2 :  crabbed in disposition, aspect, or character a gnarled old veteran

Examples of gnarled in a sentence

  1. the old man's gnarled fingers

Origin and Etymology of gnarled

probably alteration of knurled


First Known Use: 1603

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GNARLED Defined for English Language Learners

gnarled

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adjective \ˈnär(-ə)ld\

Definition of gnarled for English Language Learners

  • of wood : having many twists and hard bumps or knots

  • : bumpy or twisted


GNARLED Defined for Kids

gnarled

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adjective \ˈnärld\

Definition of gnarled for Students

  1. :  being twisted, rugged, or full of knots a gnarled old oak tree


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