eckle

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English[edit]

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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 *h₁eyH-(icefloe, icicle). More at ickle.

Noun[edit]

eckle ‎(plural eckles)

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

Alteration of ettle.

Verb[edit]

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

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