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Meaning of RADDLE

Pronunciation:  'radl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  mark or paint with raddle
  2. [v]  twist or braid together, interlace

RADDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ruddle
 See Also: interweave, mark, weave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rad"dle\, n. [Cf. G. r["a]der, r["a]del, sieve, or
    perhaps E. reed.]
    1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is
       interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes,
       in making a kind of hedge or fence.
    2. A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also {raddle
       hedge}. --Todd.
    3. An instrument consisting of a woodmen 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.
  2. \Rad"dle\, v. t.
    To interweave or twist together.
          Raddling or working it up like basket work. --De Foe.
  3. \Rad"dle\, n. [Cf. {Ruddle}.]
    A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical
    processes; ruddle. ``A ruddle of rouge.'' --Thackeray.
  4. \Rad"dle\, v. t.
    To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle. ``Whitened and
    raddled old women.'' --Thackeray.
Computing Dictionary

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