[ swip-uhl ]
/ ˈswɪp əl /
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the freely swinging part of a flail, which falls upon the grain in threshing; swingle.
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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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