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Meaning of SICKLE

Pronunciation:  'sikul

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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
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

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).