Dictionary.com

sickle

[ sik-uhl ]
/ ˈsɪk əl /
Save This Word!

noun
an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
Sickle, Astronomy. a group of stars in the constellation Leo, likened to this implement for its curved, sickle-like shape.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of sickle

First recorded before 1000; Middle English sikel, Old English sicol; cognate with Dutch zikkel, German Sichel, all ultimately derived from Latin secula, equivalent to sec(āre) “to cut” + -ula -ule
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sickle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sickle

sickle
/ (ˈsɪkəl) /

noun
an implement for cutting grass, corn, etc, having a curved blade and a short handle

Word Origin for sickle

Old English sicol, from Latin sēcula; related to secāre to cut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK