Definition of muckle
- To grab hold of with great force. Can be used to mean grabbed with hands, arms, teeth, or any means to hold onto. It's something I've hear a lot in southern Maine, but my wife, who is from away has never heard it before. Perhaps it is local to this region.
He muckled on to my arm.
- To grab on to an object, usually with a great deal of force. May also be used figuratively to indicate a strong attraction for an object or person. Ex: "When I saw her down the bar, I muckled right on to her." Origin: Downeast Maine.
I muckled on to the rope and pulled in the boat.
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