weel

noun (1)
\ ˈwē(ə)l \
plural -s

Definition of weel

 (Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, England & Scotland
: a deep still pool also : whirlpool

weel

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of weel (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a wickerwork or slotted trap for fish, especially eels
b : a conventionalized heraldic representation of such a trap
2 : a basket especially for fish

weel

\ " \

Definition of weel (Entry 3 of 3)

dialectal English and Scottish variant of well:4

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History and Etymology for weel

Noun (1)

Middle English wel, wele, from Old English wǣl eddy, pool; akin to Middle Dutch wael pool, Old Low Franconian wāl abyss, Old High German wuolen to stir up, rumple, Sanskrit vālati he turns

Noun (2)

Middle English wyle, wele, from Old English wile- (from wilige basket)

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“Weel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weel. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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