Definition of whippletree in US English:

whippletree

noun

  • archaic term for singletree
    • ‘Felix had already been introduced to the whippletree dragging on the ground and his lesson today started with the chainsaw.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: apparently from whip + tree.

Pronunciation

whippletree

/ˈ(h)wipəlˌtrē/