[ swing-guh l-bahr ]
/ ˈswɪŋ gəlˌbɑr /


a whiffletree.


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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of swinglebar

First recorded in 1840–50; swingle1 + bar1
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