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reaping hook


an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle


artifact noun (man-made objects)


reaping hooks

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Princeton WordNet




reap hook | sickle

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Collins Dictionary:

reaping hook [agriculture]

a curved cutting tool with a sharp edge, used in the cutting or harvesting crops (15 of 217 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)



reaping hook | reaping hooks [plural] | reap hook | reaping-hook

A sickle, particularly a small one with a short handle used for cutting grass or crops. (16 of 17 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reaping hook



a hand-held agricultural tool with a variously curved blade typically used for harvesting grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock. The diversity of sickles that have been used around the globe is staggering. Between the... (38 of 2688 words, 5 images)


Sickle (disambiguation)

an agricultural tool. Sickle may also refer to: Sickle Mountain, Antarctica | Sickle Ridge, Antarctica | Sickle Nunatak, Antarctica | The Sickle, a name for part of Leo (constellation) | Sickle (horse), an English thoroughbred | HMS Sickle (P224), a ... (35 of 137 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sickle (disambiguation)


sickle [entry 1, noun]

an agricultural implement consisting of a curved metal blade with a short handle fitted on a tang | the cutting mechanism (as of a reaper, combine, or ... (26 of 83 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


sickle [entry 2, adjective]

having the form of a sickle blade; having a curve similar to that of a sickle blade (17 of 32 words, 1 usage example)

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sickle [entry 3, verb] | sickled [past tense] | sickling [present participle]

to mow or reap with a sickle | to change (a red blood cell) into a sickle cell | to change into a sickle cell (23 of 48 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sickle | sickled [past tense] | sickling [present participle] | sickles [3rd-person singular present]

An implement having a semicircular blade attached to a short handle, used for cutting grain or tall grass. | The cutting mechanism of a reaper or ... (25 of 96 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

sickle [hand tool]

one of the most ancient of harvesting tools, consisting of a metal blade, usually curved, attached to a short wooden handle. The short handle forces ... (25 of 87 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


a short-handled farming tool with a semicircular blade, used for cutting corn, lopping, or trimming (15 of 77 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

sickle [countable] | sickles [plural]

a tool for cutting down grass and tall plants, consisting of a long curved blade and a handle | [literary] a curved shape (22 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:


a tool consisting of a crescent-shaped blade with a short handle: used for cutting down tall grasses and weeds (19 of 44 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

sickle | Sickle [sense-specific]

an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle. | "Sickle": [astronomy] a group of ... (23 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a tool with a short handle and a curved blade, used for cutting grass and grain crops (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

sickle | sickles [plural] | sickled [past tense] | sickling [present participle]

a short-handled implement with a curved blade used for cutting tall grass or grain | the cutting mechanism of a combine harvester, reaper, or mower | ... (24 of 128 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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