tinchel

Tinchel

Tin"chel\, n. [Written also tinchill.] [Gael. timchioll a circuit, compass.] A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass. [Scot.]

We'll quell the savage mountaineer, As their tinchel cows the game! --Sir W. Scott.
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