What does whippletree mean?

Definitions for whippletree
ˈʰwɪp əlˌtri, ˈwɪp-whip·ple·tree

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whiffletree, whippletree, swingletreenoun

    a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling


  1. whippletreenoun

    a wooden crossbar for a plough or carriage, pivoted in the middle, from which traces are fastened to a draught animal


  1. whippletree

    A whippletree is a pivoted swinging bar or crossbar used to equalize the pull of horses or other animals attached to a vehicle or a plow. It allows for the lateral distribution of forces, to prevent uneven strain. It can also refer to a mechanism used in mechanical devices to transfer or distribute motion or force.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whippletreenoun

    the pivoted or swinging bar to which the traces, or tugs, of a harness are fastened, and by which a carriage, a plow, or other implement or vehicle, is drawn; a whiffletree; a swingletree; a singletree. See Singletree

  2. Whippletreenoun

    the cornel tree

  3. Etymology: [See Whip, and cf. Whiffletree.]


  1. Whippletree

    A whippletree or whiffletree is a mechanism to distribute force evenly through linkages. The mechanism may also be referred to as an equalizer, leader bar or double tree. It consists of a bar pivoted at or near the centre, with force applied from one direction to the pivot, and from the other direction to the tips. Several whippletrees may be used in series to distribute the force further, such as to simulate pressure over an area as when applying loading to test plane wings. Whippletrees may be used either in compression or tension. Whippletrees were also used for subtraction and addition calculations in mechanical computers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whippletree

    See Whiffletree.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whippletree in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whippletree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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