coffle definition by Webster's New World
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a group of animals or slaves fastened together in a line, or driven along together
Origin: Arabic qāfila, caravan
coffle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A group of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained together in a line.transitive verb cof·fled, cof·fling, cof·fles
To fasten together in a coffle.
Origin: Arabic qāfila, caravan, feminine active participle of qafala, to close, return; see qpl in Semitic roots.