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Meaning of sickle

sick•le

Pronunciation: (sik'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
  2. (cap.)a group of stars in the constellation Leo, likened to this implement in formation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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