English version

flail in Agriculture topic

flailflail2 noun [countable]  TAa tool consisting of a stick that swings from a long handle, used in the past to separate grain from wheat by beating it
Examples from the Corpus
flailOr use a flexible tree branch or heavy jacket as a flail to beat the person back.What hedges still remain are no longer laid but occasionally slashed by a mobile mechanical flail.It would also catch grain bounding off the floor with the force of flail threshing.Does a father react angrily when his tired, overwhelmed twelve-month-old flails out and hits him on the nose?This Teddy, so the tale went, had had one paw removed and a small flail with leather tails sewn on.Each sported two flails of sinuous steel tentacles and a crab-like claw.