/ˈstrɪkəl/ (say 'strikuhl)

1. a straightedge used to sweep off heaped-up grain or the like to a level with the rim of a measure.
2. Foundry a shaped board used for forming a mould.
3. a piece of wood covered with grease and sand, emery, etc., to sharpen scythes.
verb (t) (strickled, strickling)
4. to sweep or remove with a strickle.
{Middle English strikylle, Old English stricel; related to strike}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • strickle — [strik′əl] n. [ME strikile < OE stricel < base in strican, to STRIKE] 1. a stick used to level the top of a measure of grain 2. a tool used for sharpening a scythe, etc. 3. Metallurgy a bevel edged finishing tool used in shaping molds vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • Strickle — Stric kle, n. [See {Strike}.] 1. An instrument to strike grain to a level with the measure; a strike. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument for whetting scythes; a rifle. [1913 Webster] 3. (Founding) An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strickle — /strik euhl/, n., v., strickled, strickling. n. 1. a straightedge used for sweeping off heaped up grain to the level of the rim of a measure. 2. Metall. a template rotated to generate a mold surface symmetrical about one axis. 3. an implement for …   Universalium

  • strickle — noun a) A rod used to level grain etc. when being measured b) A tool for sharpening scythes …   Wiktionary

  • strickle — noun 1》 a rod used to level off a heaped measure. 2》 a whetting tool. Origin OE stricel; related to strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • strickle — n. [Written also Strikle.] Strike, straight edge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • strickle — strick·le …   English syllables

  • strickle — strick•le [[t]ˈstrɪk əl[/t]] n. 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 • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME strikyll …   From formal English to slang

  • strickle —   n. scythe sharpening instrument; template; instrument for levelling off material, especially grain, in a container …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • strickle — n. 1 a rod used in strike measure. 2 a whetting tool. Etymology: OE stricel, rel. to STRIKE …   Useful english dictionary

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