intransitive verb \ˈshā(ə)l\

Definition of sheyle


chiefly Scottish

  1. :  to look cross-eyed :  squint

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Origin and Etymology of sheyle

akin to Middle High German schilhen to wink, squint, Old English sceol wry, squinting — more at cylinder

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a trip made at another's expense

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