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flail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/flāl/,
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flails, plural;
  1. Wave or swing or cause to wave or swing wildly
    • - his arms were flailing helplessly
    • - he flailed his arms and drove her away
  2. Flounder; struggle uselessly
    • - I was flailing about in the water
    • - he flailed around on the snow
  3. Beat; flog
    • - he escorted them, flailing their shoulders with his cane
Noun
  1. A threshing tool consisting of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it

  2. A similar device used as a weapon or for flogging

  3. A machine for threshing or slashing, with a similar action


  1. an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing
  2. thrash: give a thrashing to; beat hard
  3. move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
  4. A flail is an agricultural tool used for threshing to separate grains from their husks.
  5. A mine flail is a vehicle-mounted device that makes a safe path through a mine-field by deliberately detonating land mines in front of the vehicle that carries it. They were first used by the British during World War II.
  6. The military flail or simply flail is a weapon commonly attributed to the Middle Ages but for which only a limited amount of historical evidence currently exists for most of this era. ...
  7. A tool used for threshing, consisting of a long handle with a shorter stick attached with a short piece of chain, thong or similar material; A weapon which has the (usually spherical) striking part attached to the handle with a flexible joint such as a chain; To beat using a flail or similar ...
  8. A hammer hinged to an axle so that is can be used to break or crush material.
  9. The process of fracturing or crushing seedpods in order to free the seeds. This can take the form of everything from simply rubbing broccoli pods between your hands to driving over bean vines with a car.
  10. usually applied to climbers, stuck at the crux of a given pitch, expending a lot of energy with little success. Hikers use the word to euphemistically describe the stopping/starting/exhaustion near the summit of a difficult mountain, or when a hiker gets turned off the true trail by a false lead .
  11. A metal flange or tine attached to a rotating shaft for moving, mixing and aerating leaves.
  12. To climb awkwardly; to panic and lose one's composure on the rock.
  13. mayal; instrumento para desgranar el centeno; golpear; debatirse; agitar
  14. one of the most important insignias, used with the crook to represent the majesty of the kings. THe flail, carried by the god Osiris, is normaly shown in the hands of dead kings. ...
  15. Abnormal mobility and loss of response to normal controls
  16. Two pieces of wood, no thinner than a broom handle and no thicker than your wrist, are tied together with a strap of leather or fastened with a metal hinge. ...
  17. Implement used by early settlers to loosen the grain kernels from the stems the flail has long wooden handles with a shorter piece attached to its end by a leather strap. ...
  18. To become very unsure and sketchy. When the flailing goes into frantic grabbing for holds, a fall is not far away.
  19. v, to freefall with all the grace of a wounded albatross on crack.
  20. One of the symbols of royal authority, the Flail is always depicted in images of Wesir. In older representations, it looks like a fly whisk, but evolved over time to resemble the agricultural implement used for winnowing grain. ...
  21. Bohemian weapon based on agricultural flail, used for winnowing grain. Ball and chain attachments usually replaced the original wooden end of the weapon.
  22. two swinging chains, wheels
  23. To ride out of control.
  24. the military flail was like the agricultural threshing tool, except the head was of iron instead of wood.