1) A bent piece of wood or iron, used by butchers to hang animal carcases on.

1574 Wood, chroks, cambrels and nowte stangs vjd, Richmond

1656 two shop bord, 2 shelves, 2 choping blocks ... 1 kreele with all the sets an [sic] kambrels and other implements, Selby. Later it was used of the bent hind leg of an animal: 1638 the camerell of the deare ... bitten by a mungerell dogg

1700 a sheep camarell, Skipton.

places Selby Richmond
dates 1574 1638 1656

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