from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of drum used by the negroes of the West Indies, made of a piece of a hollow tree, about 6 feet long, over which a skin is stretched. It is carried by one man while another beats it with his open hands.


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  • bingle?!

    September 2, 2010

  • "A helmet won't protect you very well in a bingle with a car. Also, motorists give more room when passing a cyclist without a helmet (according to research). Helmets are far more useful for gumby cyclists who ride on the footpath and take a tumble because the footpath is dodgy.

    Posted by: Craig of Moorooka 10:38am today"

    - Territory helmet laws applauded by enthusiast , 2 Sept 2010.

    There goes my NT theory as Moorooka is in Queensland.

    September 2, 2010

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    Might be a local usage up here in the north. Heard it twice today.

    May 21, 2009