Definition of Brickle

1. Adjective. Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped. "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"

Exact synonyms: Brickly, Brittle
Similar to: Breakable
Derivative terms: Brittleness



Definition of Brickle

1. a. Brittle; easily broken.

Definition of Brickle

1. Adjective. (Appalachian or archaic or dialect) (alternative form of breakle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brickle

1. a brittle candy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brickle

brickie
brickier
brickies
brickiest
bricking
bricking up
brickings
brickish
brickkiln
brickkilns
bricklayer
bricklayer's hammer
bricklayers
bricklaying
bricklayings
brickle (current term)
brickleness
brickles
brickless
bricklike
brickly
brickmaker
brickmaker's anaemia
brickmakers
brickmaking
brickman
brickmanship
brickmen
brickmould
brickmoulds

Literary usage of Brickle

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1. The Colonial and State Political History of Hertford County, N.C. by Benjamin Brodie Winborne (1906)
"Wynns and Matthias brickle. 1769-'70—Peter Wynns and Edward Hare. 1771-'72—Benj. ... brickle. 1782—John brickle; William Wynns, Thos. brickle. ..."

2. Neue Heidelberger Jahrbücher by Historisch-Philosophischer Verein zu Heidelberg (1905)
"... then to the hilt, which is as brickle, as I trust you will finde a their pates that meddle with it. HA 1032. 192. Eduard an Karl Ludwig. Paris, 21. ..."

3. Historical Sketches of North Carolina: From 1584 to 1851, Compiled from by John Hill Wheeler (1851)
"Her delegates to Halifax, April 4th, 1776, were ROBERT SUMNER, MATTHEW brickle, and LAWRENCE BAKER. The officers appointed by this Congress were BENJAMIN ..."

4. The Bible word-book: a glossary of Old English Bible words, by J. Eastwood by Jonathan Eastwood, William Aldis Wright (1866)
"brickle glass was quickly dashed a sunder. ... Yet glasse was not, if one did rightly deeme, But being faire and brickle, likest glasse did seeme. ..."

5. History of Halifax County by William Cicero Allen (1918)
"... James Merrit, Washington Turner, Samuel brickle, John Shields, James Young, John Bryant, James Brantly, James Lawrence, Benjamin Pearce, John Matthews, ..."

6. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"BREWSTER, A brewer. Hence, Brewster sessions, when magistrates grant licences to inn-keepers, vid. Brocket. brickle, Broken, unsettled, brittle. ..."

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