See also: Tramel

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Etymology edit

From French tramail (net for catching fishes), from Medieval Latin tremaculum.

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Noun edit

tramel (plural tramels)

  1. A net over a river to catch fish.
  2. An instrument or device, sometimes of leather, more usually of rope, fitted to a horse's legs to regulate his motions and force him to amble.
    • 1800, G. G., J. Robinsom, The Sportsman's Dictionary, R. Nobel, published 1800, page TRA:
      The back-band which is fit for no other use but to bear up the side ropes, should, if you tramel all four legs, be made of fine girth-web, and lined with cotton; but if you tramel but one side, then a common tape will serve, taking care that it carries the side ropes in an even line, without either rising or falling: for if it rises it shortens the side-rope, and if it falls there is danger of its entangling.
  3. Obsolete spelling of trammel.

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Middle English edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman tramel.

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tramel (plural tramels)

  1. The hopper of a mill.

Descendants edit

  • Yola: trameal

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