1) A kind of linen tape or the thread from which it is made.
c.1504 two pundes ynkyll xxd, York
1538 for whytt ynkyll and rynges to yt, iiijd ob, York
1584 For ynkle strynges to the Bible and Communyon boke, 6d, York
1636 one bridle reyne, xijd, stirropp leather, viijd, and threed, spice and inkle, vs viijd, Allerton, Bradford
1729 inkle threed, West Riding
1758 fine Holland tapes inckle whale fins, Wakefield.