Twibil
Twibil Twi"bil, n. [AS. twibill; twi- (in comp.) two + bill, bil, an ax hoe, bill. See {Twice}, and {Bill} a cutting instrument.] 1. A kind of mattock, or ax; esp., a tool like a pickax, but having, instead of the points, flat terminations, one of which is parallel to the handle, the other perpendicular to it. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. A tool for making mortises. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. A reaping hook. [1913 Webster]


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  • twibil — sb. == axe. Wright’s L. P. p. 110. AS. twy bill …   Oldest English Words

  • twibil — twi·bil …   English syllables

  • twibil — …   Useful english dictionary

  • twibill — or twibil [twī′bil΄] n. [ME twibil < OE < twi , two + bil, BILL3] 1. a double bladed battle ax 2. [Brit. Dial.] a kind of mattock …   English World dictionary

  • Twibilled — Twi billed, a. Armed or provided with a twibil or twibils. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tubbal — ˈtəbəl noun ( s) Etymology: probably alteration of twibil dialect England : mattock …   Useful english dictionary

  • tubber — I. ˈtəbə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: probably alteration (influenced by er) of twibil : a Cornish mining pickax II. noun Etymology: tub …   Useful english dictionary

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