• A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope
  • (Ulster) mess, tangle
  • (wrestling) A throw in which a wrestler turns his left side to his opponent, twines his left leg about his opponent's right leg from the inside, and throws him backward.
  • (Ulster) doubt, difficulty
  • (obsolete) hold; influence
  • (nautical) A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
  • A rope or withe for fastening a gate.


  • (transitive, Britain, dialect) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
  • (transitive) To form into hanks.

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