agal

[uh-gahl]
noun
(among Arabs) a cord wound around a kaffiyeh to hold it in place.

Origin:
1850–55; < dialectal Arabic ʿagāl, variant of ʿiqāl cord, rope

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agal

noun
a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh 
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