• IPA: /ˈsɪkl̩/

sickle (plural sickles)

  1. (agriculture) An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.
  2. Any of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock.
Synonyms Translations Verb

sickle (sickles, present participle sickling; past and past participle sickled)

  1. (agriculture, transitive) To cut#Verb|cut with a sickle.
  2. (transitive) To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
  3. (intransitive) Of red blood cells: to assume an abnormal crescent shape.
Translations Adjective


  1. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
    a sickle moon

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