Meaning of inkle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɪŋk(ə)l/


mass noun
  • A kind of linen tape formerly used to make laces, or the linen yarn from which this is manufactured.

    ‘Now, she is an expert weaver herself although the small inkle looms she uses for demonstrations are a long way off the massive industrial versions.’
    • ‘Another method by which braids could have been produced is inkle weaving.’
    • ‘The loom looks a lot like your regular inkle loom except it has two sides.’
    • ‘The inkle is to make one long thin band isn't it, like a bag handle, or a belt or thin sash.’


Mid 16th century of unknown origin.