Whiffletree
Whiffletree \Whif"fle*tree`\, n. Same as {Whippletree}. [1913 Webster]

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  • whiffletree — ☆ whiffletree [hwif′əl trē΄, wif′əl trē΄ ] n. var. of WHIPPLETREE …   English World dictionary

  • whiffletree — noun Etymology: alteration of whippletree Date: circa 1806 the pivoted swinging bar to which the traces of a harness are fastened and by which a vehicle or implement is drawn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whiffletree — /hwif euhl tree , wif /, n. Northern U.S. a crossbar, pivoted at the middle, to which the traces of a harness are fastened for pulling a cart, carriage, plow, etc. Also called whippletree, singletree, swingletree. Cf. doubletree. [1820 30; var.… …   Universalium

  • whiffletree — noun a whippletree …   Wiktionary

  • whiffletree — n. hardware which attaches a carriage to the harnesses of the horses pulling it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whiffletree — noun N. Amer. a swingletree. Origin C19: var. of whippletree …   English new terms dictionary

  • whiffletree — whif·fle·tree …   English syllables

  • whiffletree — whif•fle•tree [[t]ˈ(h)wɪf əlˌtri, ˈwɪf [/t]] n. dial. North. U.S. a crossbar, pivoted at the middle, to which the traces of a harness are fastened for pulling a vehicle or a plow Also called whippletree,singletree • Etymology: 1820–30; var. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • whiffletree — /ˈwɪfəlˌtri/ (say wifuhl.tree) noun → whippletree …   Australian English dictionary

  • whiffletree — n. US = SWINGLETREE. Etymology: var. of WHIPPLETREE …   Useful english dictionary

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