coffle
noun Etymology: Arabic qāfila caravan Date: 1799 a train of slaves or animals fastened together

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  • coffle — ☆ coffle [kôf′əl, käf′əl] n. 〚Ar qāfila, caravan〛 a group of animals or slaves fastened together in a line, or driven along together vt. coffled, coffling to fasten together in or as in a coffle * * * cof·fle (kôʹfəl, kŏfʹəl) n. A group of… …   Universalium

  • coffle — ☆ coffle [kôf′əl, käf′əl] n. [Ar qāfila, caravan] a group of animals or slaves fastened together in a line, or driven along together vt. coffled, coffling to fasten together in or as in a coffle …   English World dictionary

  • Coffle — Cof fle (?; 115), n. [Ar. kafala caravan.] A gang of negro slaves being driven to market. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coffle — Coffle, ein Zug Sklaven auf dem Transport begriffen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • coffle — noun A chained line of prisoners, slaves or animals …   Wiktionary

  • coffle — n. group of slaves or prisoners or animals tied or chained together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coffle — [ kɒf(ə)l] noun literary a line of animals or slaves fastened or driven along together. Origin C18: from Arab. ḳāfila caravan …   English new terms dictionary

  • coffle — cof·fle …   English syllables

  • coffle — /ˈkɒfəl/ (say kofuhl) noun a train of people or animals, especially of slaves, fastened together. {Arabic qāfila caravan} …   Australian English dictionary

  • coffle — n. a line of animals, slaves, etc., fastened together. Etymology: Arab. kafila caravan …   Useful english dictionary

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