Sickle

Definition of Sickle

Sic´kle
n.1.A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more benefit from the sunshine.
- Shak.
2.(Astron.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
Sickle pod
(Bot.) a kind of rock cress (Arabis Canadensis) having very long curved pods.

Related Words

edge tool, haft, helve, reap hook, reaping hook
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