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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling.

Usage examples (14)
  • "It's the whiffletree, I think," she said, as if she were used to wagons.
  • A huge bat flew down, landed on the whiffletree, and turned into a leering vampire.
  • This did not offend the young plowman, to judge by the expression of his face; but he said nothing, and, stooping down, loosened the chains of the whiffletree and turned...
  • And the Bates family watched out the window while Coach Bob put little Win in the driver's seat, gripped the whiffletree in his hands behind his back, and heaved the... for more
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