Origin of singletree
1835–45, Americanism; variant of swingletree
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Examples from the Web for singletree
Hugh kicked at it; the singletree rattled; he recognized the sound.The Great Gold Rush
W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
The modest claim of Singletree, Darnley & Co. was lost in the din.
The trace chains of the team of horses could be attached to the hooks on the singletree.
This cultivator has individual levers for setting each set of teeth and contains a neck yoke, singletree, and guard shields.
After several refusals, Singletree, Darnley & Co. accepted it, promising fall publication.
- a variant, esp US and Austral, of swingletree
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