Spancel meaning

spănsəl
A rope used to hobble an animal, as a sheep.
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To hobble with a spancel.
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A rope for fettering or hobbling cattle, etc.
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To fetter or hobble as with a spancel.
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A rope or fetter used to hobble a horse or other animal.
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To hobble with a spancel.
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Origin of spancel

  • Dutch spansel from spannen to bind, harness span2

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