Main definitions of ringle in English

: ringle1ringle2

ringle1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋɡl/

verb

dialect, rare
  • To ring or jingle.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From ring + -le. Compare North Frisian ringle, ringli, rëngle to ring, reverberate, Dutch rinkelen to jingle, tinkle, rattle, Old Icelandic hringla to clatter, rattle, Old Swedish, Swedish ringla to ring, rattle, early modern Danish, Danish ringle to ring, rattle, jingle.

Main definitions of ringle in English

: ringle1ringle2

ringle2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋɡl/

verb

dialect British
  • To put a ring in the nose of (a pig), especially to prevent rooting.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tusser (c1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet. From ringle.