Definition of fankle in English:

fankle

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Scottish
  • Entangle.

    ‘the tape got fankled in the motorbike's front wheels’
    • ‘Mr Pinkerton’s leg got fankled in among the chairs, an’ he fell on the tap o’ the minister.’
    • ‘Always if possible shoot with the tide and haul against. This will help prevent rope fankling round your prop.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Scots fank ‘coil of rope’ + -le.

Pronunciation

fankle

/ˈfaŋk(ə)l/