a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions.
verb (used with object), swingled, swingling.
to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with a swingle.
a single person who is highly active socially and sexually; an unmarried person who swings.
a flat-bladed wooden instrument used for beating and scraping flax or hemp to remove coarse matter from it
(transitive) to use a swingle on
swing for the fences
noun 1. a whiffletree.
noun, Furniture. 1. a leg at the end of a hinged rail, swinging out to support a drop leaf.
noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. 1. a whiffletree. noun 1. a crossbar in a horse’s harness to which the ends of the traces are attached Also called whippletree, (esp US) whiffletree
noun 1. a bridge loan.