spancel

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transitive verb

span·​cel
ˈspan(t)səl
spanceled or spancelled; spanceled or spancelled; spanceling or spancelling; spancels
: to tie or hobble with or as if with a spancel : fetter

spancel

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noun

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plural -s
: a rope hobble or clog especially for a horse or cow

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Jul. 2024.

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