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wran·gle / ˈranggəl/ • n. a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated: an insurance wrangle is holding up compensation payments. • v. 1. [intr.] have such a dispute or argument: [as n.] (wrangling) weeks of political wrangling. 2. [tr.] round up, herd, or take charge of (livestock): the horses were wrangled early. 3. another term for wangle.

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wrangle dispute angrily or noisily. XIV (not common before XVI). prob. of LG. or Du. orig.; cf. LG., G. dial. wrangeln. See -LE3.
Hence wrangler (-ER1) disputant XVI; spec. one placed in the first class in the mathematical tripos at Cambridge university XVIII.

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Wrangle

a noisy quarrel; a jangle.

Examples: wrangle of bells, 1873; of philosophersLipton, 1970; of the stages, 1839.

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