Definition of ingle in English:

ingle

noun

  • 1dialect A domestic fire or fireplace.

    ‘The fashionable gallant pampered himself by indulging in ‘high fare, soft lodging, fine clothes,’ as well as by keeping a ‘mistress abroad and an ingle at home.’’
    1. 1.1An inglenook.
      ‘The kitchen reveals an old ingle fireplace and dining table with plates and cutlery while a wooden staircase leads to the main bedroom.’
      ‘The centerpiece of the kitchen is an ingle fireplace, the only source of cooking.’
      nook, cranny, niche, recess, bay, booth, alcove

Origin

Early 16th century (originally Scots): perhaps from Scottish Gaelic aingeal ‘light, fire’, Irish aingeal ‘live ember’.

Pronunciation

ingle

/ˈɪŋɡ(ə)l/