The definition of gnarled is being knotty, roughened or misshapen.(adjective)
An example of something gnarled is the trunk of an old oak tree.
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Origin: Probably variant of knarled
Origin: , from knarl, tangle, knot
Origin: , alteration of Middle English knarre, knot in wood; see knar.
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