Winkle - The origin of this term is unknown (to me)but a winkle is basically any computer techie made to do menial tasks, such as hmmm - almost anything for a pittance. Damagement is usually responisble for handing out winkle work and turning interesting projects into winkle-work
v.trans. - to winkle.
any person employed under a winkle are sub-winkles

Win"kle (?), n. [AS. wincle.] Zool. (a)

Any periwinkle.

Holland. (b)

Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata, and F. carica).

⇒ These are large mollusks which often destroy large numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking their blood.

Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell (Murex erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.

 

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