Definition of pritchel in US English:

pritchel

(also pritchil, purchil, pritchell)

noun

  • 1Any of various sharp-pointed instruments or tools for prodding, cutting, making holes, etc. Now chiefly English regional.

  • 2Farriery. A pointed tool used for punching or enlarging the nail holes in horseshoes.

Origin

Late 15th century. Either from pritch + -el, or the reflex of an Old English variant (with palatalized consonant) of prickle.

Pronunciation

pritchel

/ˈprɪtʃl/