Meaning of markal in English:

markal

Pronunciation /ˈmɑːk(ə)l/

noun

historical Scottish
  • In the type of single-stilted wooden plough formerly used in Orkney and Shetland: a triangular piece of timber inserted into the lower end of the beam, carrying the ploughshare; the head of such a plough.

Origin

Late 18th century. Origin uncertain; probably from an unattested Norn compound.