Swingle(redirected from Walter Tennyson Swingle)
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(Tools) a flat-bladed wooden instrument used for beating and scraping flax or hemp to remove coarse matter from it
(Tools) (tr) to use a swingle on
[Old English swingel stroke; related to Middle High German swüngel, Middle Dutch swinghel]
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Past participle: swingled
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A flat wood member used to thresh grain. See also Swipple.
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