woold·​er | \ -də(r) \
plural -s

Definition of woolder

1 : a stick used (as in woolding) to tighten a rope at a knot
2 or woolder stick : one of the handles of the ropemaking top formed by a wooden pin passing through it

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History and Etymology for woolder

alteration (influenced by woold) of earlier woller, probably from obsolete Dutch woelen to woold + English -er

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“Woolder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolder. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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