Definition of strickle in English:


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Pronunciation: /strɪk(ə)l


  • 1A rod used to level off a heaped measure.
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    • 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.
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    • 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 (in sense 1); related to strike. sense 2 dates from the mid 17th century.

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