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a flail (weapon)

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] flagellum, 'whip'

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
flail

Plural
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flail ({{{1}}})
  1. A tool used for threshing, consisting of a long handle with a shorter stick attached with a short piece of chain, thong or similar material.
  2. A weapon which has the (usually spherical) striking part attached to the handle with a flexible joint such as a chain.
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Verb

Infinitive
to flail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to flail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To beat using a flail or similar.
  2. To wave or swing vigorously (syn. thrash).
  3. To thresh.

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