Definition of Swingletree

1. Noun. A crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling.

Exact synonyms: Whiffletree, Whippletree
Generic synonyms: Crossbar

Definition of Swingletree

1. n. A whiffletree, or whippletree. See Singletree.

Definition of Swingletree

1. Noun. a whippletree ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swingletree

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swingletree

swinging bunts
swinging chad
swinging door
swinging post
swinging the lead
swingingest
swingingly
swingings
swingism
swingisms
swingle
swinglebar
swinglebars
swingled
swingles
swingletree (current term)
swingletrees
swinglike
swingling
swingman
swingmen
swingometer
swingometers
swings
swings and roundabouts
swingset
swingsets
swingtree
swingtrees
swingy

Literary usage of Swingletree

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1. Quodlibet: Containing Some Annals Thereof by John Pendleton Kennedy (1840)
"... AT LAW BETWEEN JOE SNARE AND IKE swingletree. JUST at this period, the True Grits once more began to give themselves airs of importance in Quodlibet. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The swingletree gives freedom of alternating action to the shoulders of the horse, and also prevents that motion from being communicated to the vehicle. ..."

3. Quodlibet: Containing Some Annals Thereof by John Pendleton Kennedy (1840)
"... AT LAW BETWEEN JOE SNARE AND IKE swingletree. JUST at this period, the True Grits once more began to give themselves airs of importance in Quodlibet. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The swingletree gives freedom of alternating action to the shoulders of the horse, and also prevents that motion from being communicated to the vehicle. ..."

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