from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a sickle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hooked or bent like a sickle; ; -- said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent-formed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hooked; curved like a scythe or sickle; falciform: specifically applied in anatomy, zoölogy, and botany to a falciform part or organ having two sharp and nearly parallel edges, curved in one plane and meeting at a point.
- n. A figure resembling a sickle, formed by two curves bending the same way and meeting in a point at the apex, the base terminating in a straight margin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. curved like a sickle
Latin falcātus, from falx, falc-, sickle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin falx (“sickle”) + -ate (“resembling”). (Wiktionary)