spancel


Related to spancel: hobbled

span·cel

 (spăn′səl)
n.
A rope used to hobble an animal, as a sheep.
tr.v. span·celed, span·cel·ing, span·cels or span·celled or span·cel·ling
To hobble with a spancel.

[Dutch spansel, from spannen, to bind, harness; see span2.]

spancel

(ˈspænsəl)
n
(Knots) a length of rope for hobbling an animal, esp a horse or cow
vb, -cels, -celling or -celled, -cels, -celing or -celed
(Knots) (tr) to hobble (an animal) with a loose rope
[C17: from Low German spansel, from spannen to stretch; see span2]

span•cel

(ˈspæn səl)

n., v. -celed, -cel•ing (esp. Brit.) -celled, -cel•ling. n.
1. a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, esp. a horse or cow.
v.t.
2. to fetter with or as if with a spancel.
[1600–10; < Low German spansel, derivative of spannen to stretch; see span1]

spancel


Past participle: spancelled
Gerund: spancelling

Imperative
spancel
spancel
Present
I spancel
you spancel
he/she/it spancels
we spancel
you spancel
they spancel
Preterite
I spancelled
you spancelled
he/she/it spancelled
we spancelled
you spancelled
they spancelled
Present Continuous
I am spancelling
you are spancelling
he/she/it is spancelling
we are spancelling
you are spancelling
they are spancelling
Present Perfect
I have spancelled
you have spancelled
he/she/it has spancelled
we have spancelled
you have spancelled
they have spancelled
Past Continuous
I was spancelling
you were spancelling
he/she/it was spancelling
we were spancelling
you were spancelling
they were spancelling
Past Perfect
I had spancelled
you had spancelled
he/she/it had spancelled
we had spancelled
you had spancelled
they had spancelled
Future
I will spancel
you will spancel
he/she/it will spancel
we will spancel
you will spancel
they will spancel
Future Perfect
I will have spancelled
you will have spancelled
he/she/it will have spancelled
we will have spancelled
you will have spancelled
they will have spancelled
Future Continuous
I will be spancelling
you will be spancelling
he/she/it will be spancelling
we will be spancelling
you will be spancelling
they will be spancelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spancelling
you have been spancelling
he/she/it has been spancelling
we have been spancelling
you have been spancelling
they have been spancelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spancelling
you will have been spancelling
he/she/it will have been spancelling
we will have been spancelling
you will have been spancelling
they will have been spancelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spancelling
you had been spancelling
he/she/it had been spancelling
we had been spancelling
you had been spancelling
they had been spancelling
Conditional
I would spancel
you would spancel
he/she/it would spancel
we would spancel
you would spancel
they would spancel
Past Conditional
I would have spancelled
you would have spancelled
he/she/it would have spancelled
we would have spancelled
you would have spancelled
they would have spancelled
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