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  1. swingle(Noun)

    An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch

  2. swingle(Verb)

    to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swingle(verb)

    to dangle; to wave hanging

  2. Swingle(verb)

    to swing for pleasure

  3. Swingle(verb)

    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. Swingle(verb)

    to beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds

  5. Swingle(noun)

    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

  6. Origin: [See Swingel.]


  1. Swingle

    Swingle is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It is located on the Union Pacific Railroad 4 miles east of Davis at an elevation of 33 feet. In the late 19th century, Swingle contained cattle pens and was a shipment point on the Southern Pacific Railroad for cattle to market. A 1913 book described Swingle, along with Webster, as along the main automobile route from Davis to Broderick.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swingle

    swing′gl, v.t. to dress or separate the fibrous parts of flax from the woody substance by beating.—n. an implement for this purpose.—ns. Swing′le, the part of the flail which falls on the grain in threshing; Swing′le-tree, Sing′le-tree, the cross-piece of a carriage, plough, &c. to which the traces of a harnessed horse are fixed. [Swing.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swingle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swingle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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