Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The swinging part of a flail which falls on the grain in threshing; the swiple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The swinging part of a flail which falls on the grain in thrashing; the swiple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of swingle.
  • n. Same as swingle, 2.

Etymologies

Anglo-Saxon swingele whip, scourge. See swing. (Wiktionary)

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