• WordNet 3.6
    • v strickle smooth with a strickle "strickle the grain in the measure"
    • v strickle level off with a strickle in a measuring container "strickle sand"
    • n strickle a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand
    • n strickle a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure
    • n strickle an implement for sharpening scythes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strickle (Carp. & Mason) A templet; a pattern.
    • Strickle An instrument for whetting scythes; a rifle.
    • Strickle An instrument to strike grain to a level with the measure; a strike.
    • Strickle (Founding) An instrument used for smoothing the surface of a core.
    • Strickle An instrument used in dressing flax.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strickle A straight-edge used to sweep grain off level with the top of a measure when measuring grain.
    • n strickle A wooden swingle for dressing flax.
    • n strickle In carpentry and masonry, a pattern or template.
    • n strickle In founding: A straight-edge used to remove superfluous sand to a level with the top of a flask after ramming the sand into it. Compare loam-board.
    • n strickle A template or pattern used in sweeping patterns in sand or loam.
    • n strickle In cutlery, a straight-edge fed with emery, and employed to grind the edges of knives arranged spirally on a cylinder.
    • strickle In founding, to sweep; form to a round surface by means of a templet or sweep.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strickle strik′l a straight-edge for levelling the top of a measure of grain: a template
    • Strickle Also Strick′ler
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Strike


In literature:

The strickle is keyed to a straight-edge and dragged over the clay until the correct moulding emerges.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox

In news:

Grand jury indicted John W Strickling on five felony charges last month.
NTIA Head Larry Strickling said, "I will not fund a bad application".
When Gregory Strickling moved to Sedona this summer, he brought his Nike-sponsored Gregory Strickling Basketball, or GSB, program with him.
Strickling Points to ITU for Conference ' Failure '.