A band or series of cords used to hold a keffiyeh in place on the head.
[Colloquial Arabic , from Arabic 'iqāl, cord for hobbling a camel, agal, from 'aqala, to confine, hobble; see ʿql in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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