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sickle

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of sickle in English:

noun

A short-handled farming tool with a semicircular blade, used for cutting corn, lopping, or trimming: figurative the bruise was a dull, greenish sickle of shadow [as modifier]: a crackling frost under a sickle moon
More example sentences
  • Most continued to use the same tools as their grandparents: scythes and sickles for reaping wheat and cutting grass, and wooden plows and harrows.
  • Ma'dan blacksmiths make fishing spears, reed splitters, sickles (curved cutting tools), and nails for the canoes.
  • He arranged two lines of men with flails, clubs, pitchforks, sickles, and reaping hooks.

Origin

Old English sicol, sicel, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch sikkel and German Sichel, based on Latin secula, from secare 'to cut'.

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