swipple

swipple

[swip-uhl]
noun
the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle.
Also, swiple.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English swipyl, variant of swepyl, equivalent to swep(en) to sweep1 + -yl instrumental suffix (see -le)

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swipple or swiple (ˈswɪpəl)
 
n
the part of a flail that strikes the grain
 
[C15 swipyl, variant of swepyl, from swep(en) to sweep + -yl, suffix denoting an instrument]
 
swiple or swiple
 
n
 
[C15 swipyl, variant of swepyl, from swep(en) to sweep + -yl, suffix denoting an instrument]

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