Related to crankle: crackle, cankle


1. a bend or twist
2. a crinkle
to (cause to) bend or wind
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(ˈkræŋ kəl)

n., v.t., v.i. -kled, -kling.
bend; turn; crinkle.
[1585–95; crank1 + -le]
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UNTIL AUGUST 31 Admire the famous Crinkle Crankle Wall at Hopton Hall in Wirksworth on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Dating back to 1414, Hopton Hall gardens are a delight to visit with its famous Walled Garden and Crinkle Crankle Wall.
Unfortunately, much of its land was lost in 1978 when it was sold to the Severn Trent Water Authority, but it still boasts some magnificent feat-ures, including the Crinkle Crankle Wall, on which the beech hedge at Chatsworth House is based, the walled gardens and the dovecote.