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Meaning of SICKLE

Pronunciation:  'sikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
 

SICKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: reap hook, reaping hook
 
 See Also: edge tool, haft, helve

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sic"kle\, n. [OE. sikel, AS. sicol; akin to D. sikkel,
G. sichel, OHG. sihhila, Dan. segel, segl, L. secula, fr.
secare to cut; or perhaps from L. secula. See {Saw} a cutting
instrument.]
1. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved
   into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a
   tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as
   always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. {Reaping
   hook}, under {Reap}.

         When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more
         benefit from the sunshine.            --Shak.

2. (Astron.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See
   Illust. of {Leo}.

{Sickle pod} (Bot.), a kind of rock cress ({Arabis
   Canadensis}) having very long curved pods.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a sickle in your dream, is symbolic of your labor and hard work. The symbol may also be a pun on "sicko".
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

of the Egyptians resembled that in modern use. The ears of corn were cut with it near the top of the straw. There was also a sickle used for warlike purposes, more correctly, however, called a pruning-hook (Deut. 16:9; Jer. 50:16, marg., "scythe;" Joel 3:13; Mark 4:29).

 

 

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