Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hooked or bent like a sickle; ; -- said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent-formed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Shaped like a sickle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective curved like a sickle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin falcātus, from falx, falc-, sickle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin falx (“sickle”) +‎ -ate (“resembling”).

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