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sickle

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English

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

Etymology

Old English sicol

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sickle

Plural
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sickle ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops

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Verb

Infinitive
to sickle

Third person singular
sickle

Simple past
sickled

Past participle
sickles

Present participle
sickling

to sickle (third-person singular simple present sickle, present participle sickling, simple past sickled, past participle sickles)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.

Derived terms

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Adjective

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Positive
sickle

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

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