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Definition of sickle:

  1. A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
  2. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.

Synonyms:

reap hook, reaping hook.

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