swingletree

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noun swin·gle·tree \ ˈswiŋ-gəl-(ˌ)trē \

Definition of swingletree

Origin and Etymology of swingletree

Middle English swyngyll tre, from swyngyll rod for beating flax (from Middle Dutch swengel) + tre tree


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