Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a turn or kink in a rope.

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  • noun nautical A turn or kink in a rope.
  • verb rare, intransitive To chink or jingle
  • verb transitive To tinkle or cause to tinkle; produce a continued chinking sound

Etymologies

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Variation of kinkle.

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From chink +‎ -le.

Examples

  • If you chime while you tinkle, are you "chinkling"? hmm .. excuse me I have to go chinkle.

    At Swim, One Ambassador

  • "Chinkle chingle, chinkle chingle," rang out the scythe, as he held it over his shoulder, and sharpened it with his gritty rubber, and then again shave, shave, shave, over the velvet grass, till long rows of the little strands lay across the lawn.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home

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