Gnarl definition

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A protruding knot on a tree.
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A knot on the trunk or branch of a tree.
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The definition of a gnarl is a twisted or knotted part of a tree trunk or branch.

An example of a gnarl is the enlarged part of tree where a branch meets the trunk.

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Gnarl is defined as to knot, twist or growl.

An example of gnarl is to make a scary face by twisting up your face.

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To make knotted or twisted; contort.
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To form gnarls.
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(obs.) To snarl; growl.
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A knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
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Something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs.
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(mathematics) The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ.
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To knot or twist something.
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(intransitive) To snarl or growl; to gnar.
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To snarl; growl.
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To make knotted; twist.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gnarl
Plural:
gnarls

Origin of gnarl

  • Frequentative of gnar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from gnarled

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from gnarled.

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeia

    From Wiktionary