strick·​le | \ ˈstrikəl \
plural -s

Definition of strickle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an instrument for removing surplus grain from the top of a measure
2a : an instrument for whetting scythes
b : a straightedge fed with an abrasive for sharpening knives arranged helically on a cylinder
3 : a template consisting of a board or plate with a beveled edge of definite contour used to sweep or strike up a mold, core, or part of a mold in sand or loam


transitive verb
\ " \
strickled; strickled; strickling\ -​k(ə)liŋ \; strickles

Definition of strickle (Entry 2 of 2)

: to smooth or form with a strickle

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History and Etymology for strickle


Middle English strikell; akin to Middle Dutch strekel strickle, Middle English striche, strek strickle, Old English strīcan to pass over lightly, stroke

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“Strickle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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