• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cracknel A hard brittle cake or biscuit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cracknel A small, brittle fancy biscuit shaped in a dish; a hard, brittle cake or biscuit.
    • n cracknel plural Small bits of fat pork fried crisp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cracknel a light, brittle biscuit:
    • n Cracknel (pl.) pieces of fat pork fried crisp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. craquelin, fr. D. krakeling, fr. krakken, to crack. See Crack (v. t.)


In literature:

On Sundays the mistress would give him a gingerbread or a cracknel, and amuse herself with his baby prattle.
"Serge Panine, Complete" by Georges Ohnet
Did Mr. Cracknell say anything about that?
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
White bread, and brown bread, and plum cakes, and seed cakes, and no end of cracknels, and toasts, dry or buttered.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
And then he was given bread-and-butter and cracknels and milk.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
There was nothing for it but to return to Cracknell Court.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
Many a time I've watched the 'Tantivy' go by, an' Muster Cracknell drivin'.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
Now cracknels are rather dry eating, and when one's mouth is otherwise occupied it is not easy to speak distinctly.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
Then roll in a pound of butter, and make the paste into the shape of cracknels.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The cracknels may be pressed and thus much more lard secured.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
I do myself the honour of following your distinguished carriage to The Cracknels.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay

In news:

Michele Steele is joined by the Cardboard Connection's Ryan Cracknell to discuss the market for wrestling trading cards and collectibles.
Lighting has been designed by Ben P Cracknell and is being operated on the tour by Darran Curtis.
Bob Stanley, left, Sarah Cracknell and Pete Wiggs.
James Cracknell on life after competing in the Olympic Games .

In science:

Cracknell, The Mathematical Theory of Symmetry in Solids (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1972); A. P.
Possible symmetries of the superconducting order parameter in a hexagonal ferromagnet