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whippletree

[hwip-uh l-tree, wip-] /ˈʰwɪp əlˌtri, ˈwɪp-/
noun, Northern U.S.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; whipple (see whip, -le) + tree
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  • Used for heavier pulling, especially when used without a swingletree or whippletree.
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whippletree

/ˈwɪpəlˌtriː/
noun
1.
another name for swingletree
Word Origin
C18: apparently from whip
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