twibil

noun
twi·​bil
variants: or twibill \ ˈtwīˌbil , -​bəl \
plural -s

Definition of twibil

1 : a double-headed battle-ax
2 dialectal, England : a reaping hook especially for cutting beans

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History and Etymology for twibil

Middle English, a kind of two-bladed ax, mattock, from Old English twibill, from twi- + bill two-edged sword

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“Twibil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twibil. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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