- a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure.
- Metallurgy. a template rotated to generate a mold surface symmetrical about one axis.
- an implement for sharpening scythes, composed typically of a piece of wood smeared with grease and sand.
- to sweep off or remove with a strickle.
Origin of strickle
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Where a88 moulded frame for a panel is required, a strickle, or profile, is cut in zinc.
The strickle is keyed to a straight-edge and dragged over the clay until the correct moulding emerges.
Strickle, strik′l, n. a straight-edge for levelling the top of a measure of grain: a template.
- Also called: strike a board used for sweeping off excess material in a container
- a template used for shaping a mould
- a bar of abrasive material for sharpening a scythe
- (tr) to level, form, or sharpen with a strickle
Old English stricel; related to Latin strigilis scraper, German Striegel; see strike
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