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swin·gle

swingle

 
pronunciation:
swIng gl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a wooden knifelike tool, used to clean flax or hemp.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: swingles, swingling, swingled
definition: to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with a swingle.