Middle English Dictionary Entry

ridel n.(1)
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Note: Cp. ridder n.
(a) A coarse sieve used for bolting grain, a riddle; big (ote, whete) ~, a riddle for barley (oats, wheat); ?also, a winnowing fan or fork [quot.: 1440]; also, a representation of a sieve [quot.: a1475]; (b) a kind of fishing net; ~ net.