Definition of rammel in US English:

rammel

noun

English Regional, Midlands, Scottish, Northern
  • 1Small stunted trees or bushes collectively; a thicket. Now Scottish.

  • 2Broken bricks or stones, rubble; waste material; (more generally) rubbish. Now English regional.

  • 3Shale, occurring in a thin stratum, often found just above the coal seam.

Origin

Middle English (in an earlier sense). Probably partly from Anglo-Norman ramail, ramaile, ramayle, ramale, Anglo-Norman and Old French ramayl, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French ramaille (French regional ramaille) branches, loppings from rame branch + -aille, and partly from Old French, Middle French ramelle branches from rame branch + -elle.

Pronunciation

rammel

/ˈram(ə)l/