sickle

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English[edit]

scythe (larger) and sickle (1) (smaller)

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From Old English sicol.

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sickle (plural sickles)

  1. (agriculture) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops

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sickle (third-person singular simple present sickles, present participle sickling, simple past and past participle sickled)

  1. (agriculture, transitive) To cut with a sickle
  2. (transitive) To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
  3. (intransitive) To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.

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sickle (comparative more sickle, superlative most sickle)

  1. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
    a sickle moon

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