Swingling Synonyms & Definitions

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• SwinglingDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swingle
  2. () a. & n. from Swingle, v. t.

• SwingleDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (v. i.) To dangle; to wave hanging.
  2. (v. t.) To beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds.
  3. (v. t.) To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch.
  4. (n.) A wooden instrument like a large knife, about two feet long, with one thin edge, used for beating and cleaning flax; a scutcher; -- called also swingling knife, swingling staff, and swingling wand.
  5. (v. i.) To swing for pleasure.