lingel

noun (1)
lin·​gel
variants: or less commonly lingle \ ˈliŋ(g)əl \
plural -s

Definition of lingel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now Scottish
: a shoemaker's thread

lingel

noun (2)
variants: or less commonly lingle \ " \
plural -s

Definition of lingel (Entry 2 of 2)

Scottish
: a little thong of leather

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History and Etymology for lingel

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lingel. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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