American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument used to level off grain or other material in a measure.
- n. A foundry tool used to shape a mold in sand or loam.
- n. A tool for sharpening scythes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A straight-edge used to sweep grain off level with the top of a measure when measuring grain.
- n. A wooden swingle for dressing flax.
- n. In carpentry and masonry, a pattern or template.
- n. In founding: A straight-edge used to remove superfluous sand to a level with the top of a flask after ramming the sand into it. Compare loam-board.
- n. A template or pattern used in sweeping patterns in sand or loam.
- n. In cutlery, a straight-edge fed with emery, and employed to grind the edges of knives arranged spirally on a cylinder.
- In founding, to sweep; form to a round surface by means of a templet or sweep.
- n. A rod used to level grain etc. when being measured
- n. A tool for sharpening scythes
- n. An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
- n. carpentry, masonry A templet; a pattern.
- n. An instrument used in dressing flax.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument to strike grain to a level with the measure; a strike.
- n. An instrument for whetting scythes; a rifle.
- n. (Founding) An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
- n. (Carp. & Mason.) A templet; a pattern.
- n. Prov. Eng. An instrument used in dressing flax.
- n. an implement for sharpening scythes
- n. a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand
- n. a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure
- v. level off with a strickle in a measuring container
- v. smooth with a strickle
- Middle English strikelle, perhaps from Old English stricel, teat, strickle; see streig- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This mud pie is built up into the desired shape, supported by a metal base plate ( "strickle"), layer by painstaking layer.”
“According to Dr. Webster "It is probably accurate to say that many fish such as minnous, strickle backs and guppies are capable of the same intelectual feats as rats or mice”
“A strickle: a piece of wood used for striking off the surplus from a corn measure.”
“It would be superfluous to point out omissions like strickle, which would have helped explain struck measure (described under heaped measure, p. 165), or stylistic slips like sawed for sawn, so I shall control myself.”
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