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Meaning of swingle

swin•gle

Pronunciation: (swing'gul), [key]
— n., v., -gled, -gling.
—n.
  1. a swipple.
  2. a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions.
—v.t.
  1. to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with a swingle.

swin•gle

Pronunciation: (swing'gul), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a single person who swings, esp. one who is highly active socially and sexually.
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