Meaning of fankle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfaŋkl/


[with object]Scottish
  • Entangle.

    ‘the tape got fankled in the motorbike's front wheels’
    • ‘Always if possible shoot with the tide and haul against. This will help prevent rope fankling round your prop.’
    • ‘Mr Pinkerton’s leg got fankled in among the chairs, an’ he fell on the tap o’ the minister.’


Late Middle English from Scots fank ‘coil of rope’ + -le.