raddle

n.

  1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.
  2. A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also raddle hedge.
  3. An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
  4. A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle.

v. t.

  1. To interweave or twist together.
  2. To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle.