norsel

noun nor·sel \ˈnȯrsəl\

Definition of norsel

plural

-s

  1. :  a short line for fastening fishnets or fishhooks

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Origin and Etymology of norsel

alteration of Middle English nostul, nostylle, from Old English nostle fillet, band; akin to Old High German nestila, nestilo bow, band, shoelace — more at lanyard


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