Meaning of hockle

hock•le

Pronunciation: (hok'ul), [key]
— v., n. -led, -ling,
—v.i.
  1. (of a rope) to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use.
—n.
  1. the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand.
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