knittle definition

  • noun:
    • A string that attracts together a purse or case.
    • alternate type of nettles.
    • A string that attracts together a purse or case.
    • See Nettles.
    • A string that collects or attracts together a purse, a bag, or even the love; a shirring-string.
    • Nautical: some sort of small line made from rope-yarns turned collectively, used for seizings or even for hammock-clues. Previously robbins for flexing sails and reefpoints had been sometimes manufactured in because of this.
    • plural The halves of two adjoining yarns in a rope, twisted up together for pointing or grafting. Also written knettles.

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