a group of animals or slaves fastened together in a line, or driven along together
Origin of coffleArabic q?fila, caravan
to fasten together in or as in a coffle
A group of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained together in a line.
transitive verbcof·fled, cof·fling, cof·fles
To fasten together in a coffle.
Origin of coffleArabic qāfila, caravan, feminine active participle of qafala, to close, return; see qpl in Semitic roots.
From Arabic قافلة (qāfila, “caravan”).