from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To twist together; interweave.
- n. Variant of ruddle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A red ochre.
- v. To mark with raddle; to daub something red.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.
- n. A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also raddle hedge.
- n. An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
- transitive v. To interweave or twist together.
- n. A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle.
- transitive v. To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hurdle.
- n. plural Small wood or sticks split like laths to bind a wall for the plastering it over with loam or mortar.
- n. A piece of wood interwoven with others between stakes to form a fence.
- n. A hedge formed by interweaving the shoots and branches of trees or shrubs.
- n. A wooden bar with a row of upright pegs, employed by domestic weavers in some places to keep the warp of a proper width, and to prevent it from becoming entangled when it is wound upon the beam.
- n. In metal-working, a rabble.
- To weave; interweave; wind together; wattle.
- To “baste”; beat.
- n. Same as reddle.
- n. A layer of red pigment.
- To paint with or as if with raddle; color coarsely, as with rouge.
- To get over (work) in a careless, slovenly manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
- v. twist or braid together, interlace
- v. mark or paint with raddle
From dialectal raddle, stick interwoven with others in a fence, from Anglo-Norman reidele, stout pole, possibly from Middle High German reidel, rod; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Related to red. (Wiktionary)