Meaning of BEETLE in English

BEETLE

n. & v.

n. 1 a tool with a heavy head and a handle, used for ramming, crushing, driving wedges, etc. 2 a machine used for heightening the lustre of cloth by pressure from rollers.

v.tr. 1 ram, crush, drive, etc., with a beetle. 2 finish (cloth) with a beetle.

[ OE betel f. Gmc ]

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