Definition of strickle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrikəl/


1A rod used to level off a heaped measure.
Example sentences
  • This last application of the strickle was used to accurately delineate decorative bands on the piece, as well as to locate the position of the trunnions.
  • Rotating the strickle around the mould ensures that it is circular.
  • Among the necessary tools for their construction, we can mention as basic, a bench drill machine or manual, strickles, wrenches and as accessory instruments males and wicks of different caliber.
2A whetting tool.
Example sentences
  • In 1885 Alfred Lawson purchased the Redenhall foundry but apparently he did not use any of its strickles or stamps.
  • Many cutting tools were sharpened with strickles or whetstones.
  • The sides of the strickle are smeared with grease upon which fine gritty sand is sprinkled freely; nothing gives a better edge to a scythe than this.


Old English stricel (sense 1); related to strike. sense 2 dates from the mid 17th century.

Words that rhyme with strickle

chicle, fickle, mickle, nickel, pickle, prickle, sickle, tickle, trickle

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Syllabification: strick·le

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