spancel

transitive verb
span·​cel | \ ˈspan(t)səl \
spanceled or spancelled; spanceled or spancelled; spanceling or spancelling; spancels

Definition of spancel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to tie or hobble with or as if with a spancel : fetter

spancel

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of spancel (Entry 2 of 2)

: a rope hobble or clog especially for a horse or cow

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History and Etymology for spancel

Transitive verb

Low German spanseln, from spansel, noun

Noun

Low German spansel, from spannen to stretch, fasten, from Middle Low German

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“Spancel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spancel. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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