or swi·ple

[ swip-uhl ]
/ ˈswɪp əl /


the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle.

Origin of swipple

1400–50; late Middle English swipyl, variant of swepyl, equivalent to swep(en) to sweep1 + -yl instrumental suffix (see -le)

Words nearby swipple

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British Dictionary definitions for swipple



/ (ˈswɪpəl) /


the part of a flail that strikes the grain

Word Origin for swipple

C15 swipyl, variant of swepyl, from swep (en) to sweep + -yl, suffix denoting an instrument
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