swape

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Etymology[edit]

  • Middle English swaipe, lever or swivel
  • Old Norse sveipr fold or sveipa to sweep

Noun[edit]

swape (plural swapes)

  1. A bar or pole used as a lever, swivel handle e.g. on the end of a shaft.
  2. A steering oar use by Tyne keelmen.
  3. A kind of mechanical scoop for water.

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