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Etymology 1[edit]

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.


eckle (plural eckles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.
  2. (dialectal, usually plural) The crest of a cock.
  3. (dialectal) A woodpecker.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of ettle.


eckle (third-person singular simple present eckles, present participle eckling, simple past and past participle eckled)

  1. (intransitive, Northern England) To aim; intend; design.