whiffletree

noun whif·fle·tree \ ˈhwi-fəl-(ˌ)trē , ˈwi- \

Definition of whiffletree

:the pivoted swinging bar to which the traces of a harness are fastened and by which a vehicle or implement is drawn

Illustration of whiffletree

Origin and Etymology of whiffletree

alteration of whippletree


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