Sickle meaning

sĭkəl
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To cut with a sickle.
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An implement having a semicircular blade attached to a short handle, used for cutting grain or tall grass.
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The cutting mechanism of a reaper or mower.
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To deform (a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
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To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
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Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

A sickle moon.

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A tool consisting of a crescent-shaped blade with a short handle: used for cutting down tall grasses and weeds.
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To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
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Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

A sickle moon.

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(agriculture) An implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.
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(agriculture) To cut with a sickle.
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To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
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(intransitive) To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
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Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

A sickle moon.

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Origin of sickle

  • Middle English sikel from Old English sicol from Vulgar Latin sicila from Latin sēcula sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English sicol.

    From Wiktionary