winkle, n. & v.
--n. any edible marine gastropod mollusc of the genus Littorina; a periwinkle.
--v.tr. (foll. by out) esp. Brit. extract or eject (winkled the information out of them).
winkle-picker sl. a shoe with a long pointed toe.
abbr. of PERIWINKLE(2): cf. WIG(1)