swingletree

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

Definition of swingletree

First Known Use of swingletree

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swingletree

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

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