Whippletree

Whip"ple*tree`

(?), n. [See Whip, and cf. Whiffletree.]
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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.
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[People] cut their own whippletree in the woodlot.
Emerson.
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2. (Bot.) The cornel tree. Chaucer.
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