Date: 1000-1100
Language: Latin
Origin: flagellum 'whip, flail'

flail

2 noun
     
Related topics: Agriculture
flail2 [countable]
TA a tool consisting of a stick that swings from a long handle, used in the past to separate grain from wheat by beating it

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