Definition of Reaping hook

1. Noun. An edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle.

Exact synonyms: Reap Hook, Sickle
Generic synonyms: Edge Tool
Terms within: Haft, Helve



Definition of Reaping hook

1. Noun. A sickle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Reaping hook

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"REAPING, the act of cutting com, has been performed from time immemorial with an instrument called a reaping-hook or sickle. The sickles in use among the ..."

2. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1910)
"KING HARALD'S TRANCE i SWORD in length a reaping-hook amain Harald sheared his field, blood up to shank: 'Mid the swathes of slain, ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1887)
"Still the reaping- hook endures and is used on all small farms, ... In itself, the reaping-hook is an enlarged sickle, and the sickle was in use in Roman ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"REAPING, the act of cutting corn, has been performed from time immemorial with an instrument called a reaping-hook or sickle. The sickles in use among the ..."

5. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1831)
"The reaping-hook is a curved blade of steel, fixed in a short wooden handle; ... It U considered much preferable to the common reaping-hook in our best corn ..."

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