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1. An instrument used to level off grain or other material in a measure.
2. A foundry tool used to shape a mold in sand or loam.
3. A tool for sharpening scythes.
[Middle English strikelle, perhaps from Old English stricel, teat, strickle; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Tools) Also called: strike a board used for sweeping off excess material in a container
2. (Tools) a template used for shaping a mould
3. (Tools) a bar of abrasive material for sharpening a scythe
(Tools) (tr) to level, form, or sharpen with a strickle
[Old English stricel; related to Latin strigilis scraper, German Striegel; see strike]
1. a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped-up grain to the level of the rim of a measure.
2. an implement for sharpening scythes.
[1400–50; late Middle English strikyll]
Past participle: strickled
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|Noun||1.||strickle - an implement for sharpening scythes|
sharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener"
|2.||strickle - a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure|
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
|3.||strickle - a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand|
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
|Verb||1.||strickle - level off with a strickle in a measuring container; "strickle sand"|
|2.||strickle - smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"|