hockle [hok-uh l] Word Origin verb (used without object), hock·led, hock·ling.

  1. (of a rope) to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use.


  1. the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand.

Origin of hockle perhaps hock1 + -le British Dictionary definitions for hockle hockle verb hockles, hockled or hockling (intr)

  1. Northumbrian dialect to spit

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