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Flail (IPA: /ˈfɫeɪɫ/)

Flail (n.)

An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely.

Flail (n.)

An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.


Agricultural tool used for threshing, the process of separating grains from their husks


Term referring to two weapons: one a two-handed infantry weapon derived from an agricultural tool, and the other a one-handed weapon


Family name


Drawing in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 22414)


Drawing in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 22413)

Flail Synonyms

Thrash, Lam, Thresh

Flail Synonyms


Flail Rhymes

Ail, Ale, Bail, Baile, Bale, Balle, Bayle, Beyl, Braille, Cail, Cale, Calle, Crail, Dail, Daile, Dale, Dayle, Dralle, Fail, Faile, Flail, Frail, Gael, Gail, Gaile, Gale, Galle, Gayle, Grail, Hail, Haile, Hale, Heyl, Jail, Kael, Kail, Kale, Lail, Mail, Maile, Maille, Male, Mayle, Nail, Naill, Nale, Pail, Paille, Pale, Pralle, Quail, Quale, Quayle, Rael, Rail, Raile, Rayl, Rayle, Reil, Sail, Sale, Salle, Sayle, Scale, Schmale, Shale, Smail, Smale, Snail, Staehle, Stale, Tail, Tale, They'll, Trail, Vail, Vaile, Vale, Valle, Veil, Wail, Wale, Weyl, Whale, Yale, Zale

Amell, Ancell, Assail, Avail, Barrell, Bartell, Bewail, Borrell, Cadell, Capell, Cardell, Carrell, Cartmell, Carvell, Correll, Curtail, Derail, Detail, Dorrell, Entail, Exhale, Garrell, Gorrell, Impale, Inhale, Jamail, Jarrell, Jerrell, Kvale, Lavell, Levell, Macphail, Marcell, Mcgrail, Mchale, Mcphail, Mikael, Mikhail, Modell, Mortell, Nadell, Orrell, Parcell, Perrell, Podell, Portell, Prevail, Quesnell, Radell, Rafale, Revell, Savell, Sumrell, Surveil, Tirrell, Today'll, Tramell, Travail, Unveil, Verrell, Withnail

Avenell, Averell, Deverell

Flail (Last Name / Surname)

Flail is the #129,825 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 131 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Flail in Spanish is Mayal

Tagalog Translation

Flail in Tagalog is Panggiik

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