ruck·le | \ˈrəkəl, ˈru̇k-\
ruckled; ruckled; ruckling\-k(ə)liŋ \; ruckles

Definition of ruckle 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British

: to make a hoarse rattling sound (as from suffocation) asses braying and camels ruckling— I. M. Lask

ruckle

verb
ruck·le | \ˈrəkəl\
ruckled; ruckled; ruckling\-k(ə)liŋ \; ruckles

Definition of ruckle (Entry 2 of 2)

British

: to form or work into folds : crumple, wrinkle

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First Known Use of ruckle

Intransitive verb

1700, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruckle

Intransitive verb

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hrygla to rattle in the throat; akin to Middle High German rückeln, rüheln to rattle in the throat, roar, Old English hrog mucus, phlegm, Lithuanian kraũkti to croak, groan, Old Slavic krukŭ raven, Latin corvus, raven, crepare to crack, creak

Verb

ruck entry 3 + -le

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