whiffletree


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whif·fle·tree

 (wĭf′əl-trē, hwĭf′-)
n. Northeastern US

[Variant of whippletree.]

whiffletree

(ˈwɪfəlˌtriː)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) another name (esp US) for swingletree
[C19: variant of whippletree]

whif•fle•tree

(ˈʰwɪf əlˌtri, ˈwɪf-)

n.
Northern U.S. a crossbar, pivoted at the middle, to which the traces of a harness are fastened for pulling a vehicle or a plow. Also called whippletree , singletree.
[1820–30; variant of whippletree]

Whiffletree

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Whiffletree - a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pullingwhiffletree - a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling
crossbar - a horizontal bar that goes across something
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a mutual fund managed by Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, purchased $2 million in the private placement and Whiffletree Partners, LP, which is managed by Palisade Capital Management, LLC, purchased the remaining $1 million.