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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flail /ˈfle(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 flail /ˈfle(ə)l/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flail n.
 1. 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.
    His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn.   --Milton.
 2. An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.
    No citizen thought himself safe unless he carried under his coat a small flail, loaded with lead, to brain the Popish assassins.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick
          at the end; used in manual threshing
      v 1: give a thrashing to; beat hard [syn: thrash, thresh, lam]
      2: move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
         [syn: thresh]