Complete Definition of "sickle"

English
Image:Sickle and scythe.jpg|thumb|[[scythe (larger) and sickle (1) (smaller)]]

Etymology
Old English sicol

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-sickle.ogg|Audio (US)
IPA|sɪklË

Noun
en-noun

  1. an agricultural implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops
Translations
trans-top|agricultural implement
Albanian: drapër m
Bosnian: srp#Bosnian|srp m
Catalan: falç f
Croatian: srp#Croatian|srp m
Czech: srp#Czech|srp m
Finnish: sirppi
French: faucille f
German: Sichel f
Greek: δÏεÏάνι n
Hebrew: ××× (magal)
Hungarian: sarló
Insubric: seghezz m
Italian: falce f
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Japanese: é
Korean: ë«
Manx: corran m
Polish: sierp m
Portuguese: foice f
Russian: ÑеÑп (s'erp) m
Serbian:

Spanish: hoz f
Welsh: cryman
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See also
scythe

Verb
en-verb|sickle|sickling|sickled|sickles

  1. transitive 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
sense|transitive: to deform sickler

Translations
trans-top|to cut with a sickle
Finnish: leikata sirppi|sirpillä
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Russian: жаÑÑ (žat') impf
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Adjective
en-adj

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

#: a sickle moon

Translations
trans-top|shaped like a sickle
Finnish: sirppi|sirpinmuotoinen, sirppi-mainen|mäinen
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: é®å, é°å
ttbc|CJKV Characters: é®, é°; é; é, é¡
ttbc|Dutch: sikkel de
ttbc|French: serpe
ttbc|Kurdish: KUchar|داس
ttbc|Malayalam: à´à´°à´¿à´µà´¾à´³àµâ (arivaaL)
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Related terms
sickle cell anaemia, sickle-cell anaemia, sickle-cell anemia
hammer and sickle

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