noun (1)
twitch·el | \ˈtwichəl\
plural -s

Definition of twitchel 

(Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, England

: a path between hedges


noun (2)
plural -s

Definition of twitchel (Entry 2 of 3)

dialectal, England


transitive verb
twitchelled; twitchelled; twitchelling; twitchels

Definition of twitchel (Entry 3 of 3)

dialectal, England

: to tie up with a twitchel

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History and Etymology for twitchel

Noun (1)

Middle English twychel, alteration of twychen, from Old English twicen fork in a road; akin to Old English twi-

Noun (2)

twitch entry 1 + -el (suffix used to denote an instrument)

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