Swingle meaning

swiŋgəl
To clean (flax or hemp) by beating or scraping with a swingle.
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A wooden, swordlike tool used to clean flax or hemp by beating or scraping.
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The swiple of a flail.
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(slang) An unmarried person who engages in casual sexual relations.
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To beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch.
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To beat off the tops of (weeds) without pulling up the roots.

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An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch.
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To dangle; to wave hanging.

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Origin of swingle

  • swing +"Ž -le

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