rackle

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rakyl ‎(chain), apparently related to Old Frisian rakels ‎(chain), French racle ("the iron ring of a door") (from a Germanic source), and also Middle English rakente, from Old English racente ‎(chain, fetter). More at rackan.

Noun[edit]

rackle ‎(plural rackles)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A chain.