- a stick used to level the top of a measure of grain
- a tool used for sharpening a scythe, etc.
- Metallurgy a bevel-edged finishing tool used in shaping molds
Origin of strickleMiddle English strikile from Old English stricel from base in strican, to strike
transitive verb-·led, -·ling
- An instrument used to level off grain or other material in a measure.
- A foundry tool used to shape a mold in sand or loam.
- A tool for sharpening scythes.
Origin of strickleMiddle English strikelle perhaps from Old English stricel teat, strickle ; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
- A rod used to level grain etc. when being measured, or concrete after pouring
- A tool for sharpening scythes
- An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
- (carpentry, masonry) A templet; a pattern.
- An instrument used in dressing flax.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.