from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Zoology A periwinkle.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To pry, extract, or force from a place or position. Often used with out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, especially, in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata and F. carica).
- n. The penis, especially that of a boy rather than that of a man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any periwinkle.
- n. Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (Fulgar canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as periwinkle.
- A dialectal variant of wankle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. gleam or glow intermittently
- v. remove or displace from a position
- n. small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
- n. edible marine gastropod
- v. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
From winkle1 (from the process of extracting periwinkles from their shells).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)