Definition of mangle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmæŋɡl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæŋɡl//
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(also wringer) a machine with two rollers used especially in the past for squeezing the water out of clothes that had been washed Word Originnoun late 17th cent.: from Dutch mangel, from mangelen ‘to mangle’, from medieval Latin mango, manga, from Greek manganon ‘axis, engine of war’.
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