inkle

noun

in·​kle ˈiŋ-kəl How to pronounce inkle (audio)
: a colored linen tape or braid woven on a very narrow loom and used for trimming
also : the thread used

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inkle was in 1541

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Cite this Entry

“Inkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inkle. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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