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The swinging part of a flail.
- ‘They showed their insouciance by sticking six-inch straws in their mouths and flicking them with the swipple at each pass.’
- ‘He swung a tremendous blow with an arm flung out like the swipple of a flail.’
Late Middle English: probably based on the verb sweep.
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