Reaping hook
Reap Reap (r[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reaped} (r[=e]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reaping}.] [OE. repen, AS. r[=i]pan to seize, reap; cf. D. rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth. raupjan, or E. ripe.] 1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting. [1913 Webster]

When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field. --Lev. xix. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions. [1913 Webster]

Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field. [1913 Webster]

4. To deprive of the beard; to shave. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Reaping hook}, an implement having a hook-shaped blade, used in reaping; a sickle; -- in a specific sense, distinguished from a sickle by a blade keen instead of serrated. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hook — n. & v. n. 1 a a piece of metal or other material bent back at an angle or with a round bend, for catching hold or for hanging things on. b (in full fish hook) a bent piece of wire, usu. barbed and baited, for catching fish. 2 a curved cutting… …   Useful english dictionary

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