Origin: Middle English swinglen from Middle Dutch swinghelen from swinghel, a swingle: see swinglethe
- a wooden, swordlike tool used to clean flax or hemp by beating or scraping
- the swiple of a flail
Origin: ME < OE swingele < MDu swinghel: for IE base see swing
Origin: swin(ger) plush (sin)gle
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