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noun (1)

variants or less commonly lingle
plural -s
now Scottish
: a shoemaker's thread


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noun (2)

variants or less commonly lingle
plural -s
: a little thong of leather

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English liniolf, from Middle French ligneul, from Latin lineola small line, diminutive of linea line (cord)

Noun (2)

Middle English lingell leather of a horse's harness

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“Lingel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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