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.
tool (part of speech: noun)
grindstone, posthole auger, band saw, shovel, mallet, hedge trimmer, file, lathe, scythe, square, hatchet, chain saw, crosscut saw, cold chisel, spoke shave, planer, tool, level, hacksaw, spade, wedge, stapler, calipers, jointer, auger, bow saw, shears, wrecking bar, sledgehammer, claw hammer, emery wheel, scissors, chisel, trowel, miter box, welder, handsaw, crowbar, ball-peen hammer, snips, back saw, scroll saw, ripsaw, spanner, saw, lug wrench, plane, coping saw, tire iron, vise, grapnel, punch, jackknife, screwdriver, hammer, circular saw, edger, wrench, axe, pickax, drill, machete, awl, pick, bench drill, buzz saw, arc welder, jigsaw, table saw, drill press, tin snips, hoe, keyhole saw, pliers, pipe wrench, knife, monkey wrench, radial arm saw, gouge
- And then she said: " What is this strange sickle- sword that you wear? - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
- Dead- looking branches of vines trailed among the weeds, which later on were cut down with a sickle and turned into green meat for cows. - "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
- On the very morning that he first thrust his sickle into the ripened wheat, Deb Smith made her appearance, in a short- armed chemise and skirt of tow- cloth. - "The Story Of Kennett", Bayard Taylor.