a group of animals or slaves fastened together in a line, or driven along together
Origin of coffleArabic q?fila, caravan
transitive verb-·fled, -·fling
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 qpl
From Arabic قافلة (qāfila, “caravan”).