from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See whiffletree.
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- n. a whippletree
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A whiffletree, or whippletree. See singletree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cross-bar, pivoted at the middle, to which the traces are fastened in a cart, carriage, plow, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling
From English swingle, wooden instrument used for beating flax, from Middle English, from Middle Dutch swinghel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)