Whip"ple*tree` (?), n. [See Whip, and cf. Whiffletree.]

1.

The pivoted or swinging bar to which the traces, or tugs, of a harness are fastened, and by which a carriage, a plow, or other implement or vehicle, is drawn; a whiffletree; a swingletree; a singletree. See Singletree.

[People] cut their own whippletree in the woodlot. Emerson.

2. Bot.

The cornel tree.

Chaucer.

 

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