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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tangle \Tan"gle\, n. 1. [Cf. Icel. [thorn]["o]ngull. See Tang seaweed.] (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina. See Kelp. [1913 Webster] Coral and sea fan and tangle, the blooms and the palms of the ocean. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. [From Tangle, v.] A knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, -- used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea. [1913 Webster] Blue tangle. (Bot.)See Dangleberry. Tangle picker (Zool.), the turnstone. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]