[ strik-uhl ]
/ ˈstrɪk əl /
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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.

verb (used with object), strick·led, strick·ling.

to sweep off or remove with a strickle.



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Origin of strickle

1400–50; late Middle English strikyll; perhaps continuing Old English stricel teat (perhaps also “leveling stick”); see strike, -le
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British Dictionary definitions for strickle

/ (ˈstrɪkəl) /


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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