Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An icicle.
  • noun plural The crest of a cock.
  • To aim; intend; design. Halliwell.
  • noun A woodpecker.

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  • noun dialectal An icicle.
  • noun dialectal, usually plural The crest of a cock.
  • noun dialectal A woodpecker.
  • verb intransitive, Northern England To aim; intend; design.

Etymologies

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From a variation of ickle ("icicle"), from Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġicel ("ice, icicle"), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz (“piece of ice”), from Proto-Indo-European *eiǵ- (“icefloe, icicle”). More at ickle.

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Alteration of ettle.

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  • another one for my list...

    January 24, 2013

  • Ice-eckle.

    January 24, 2013