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Definition of gnarled adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also gnarly)
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  1. 1(of trees) twisted and rough; covered with hard lumps a gnarled oak/branch/trunk
  2. 2(of a person or part of the body) bent and twisted because of age or illness gnarled hands
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gnarled