rannel tree

noun

ran·​nel tree
ˈranᵊl-
variants or rannel bean
dialectal, British
: a bar to support pothooks over an open fireplace

Word History

Etymology

rannel probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect randatre rannel tree, from rand edge, space above a fireplace (from Old Norse rand-, rönd rim, shield)

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“Rannel tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rannel%20tree. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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