- a variety of hard, crisp biscuit
- [pl.] small pieces of crisply fried fat pork
- [pl.] cracklings
Origin of cracknelMiddle English crakenelle, altered from Old French craquelin from Middle Dutch krakeling from kraken; akin to crack
- A hard crisp biscuit.
- cracknels Crisp bits of fried pork fat; cracklings.
Origin of cracknelMiddle English crakenele alteration of Old French craquelin from Middle Dutch krākelinc small cake from krāken to crack ; see gerə-2 in Indo-European roots.