Raddle meaning

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To twist together; interweave.
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To cause to have a worn-out appearance, especially in having wrinkles or deep creases.
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To mark with raddle; to daub something red.
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To interweave or twist together.
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A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, interwoven with others between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.
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A hedge or fence made with raddles.

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An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
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Origin of raddle

  • From dialectal raddle stick interwoven with others in a fence from Anglo-Norman reidele stout pole possibly from Middle High German reidel rod reidh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Compare German word for "sieve", or perhaps English reed.

    From Wiktionary

  • Related to red.

    From Wiktionary