verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1513 chiefly Scottish climb

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  • speel — /speel/, v.t., v.i. Scot. and North Eng. to climb; ascend; mount. Also, speil. [1505 15; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • speel — tree·speel·er; speel; …   English syllables

  • speel — 1. noun a) A splinter; a strip of wood or metal. b) the story 2. verb a) To climb. b) To run …   Wiktionary

  • speel — North Country (Newcastle) Words to climb, to clamber …   English dialects glossary

  • speel — n. casual speech which is improvised and has for a purpose to convince or amuse v. climb, ascend (Scottish, Northern English) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speel — or speil [[t]spil[/t]] v. t. v. i. scot. chiefly Scot. to climb • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • speel — I. ˈspē(ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian spel flat stick, splinter, Swedish spjäla; akin to Old Norse spjald square tablet, Old High German spaltan to split more at spill dialect chiefly Britain …   Useful english dictionary

  • speel-bone — …   Useful english dictionary

  • As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand — EP by Fokofpolisiekar Released 2003 …   Wikipedia

  • speeler — speelˈer noun 1. An acrobat (obsolete) 2. A climber 3. A climbing iron • • • Main Entry: ↑speel …   Useful english dictionary

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