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

 whip·ple·tree /ˈhwɪpəl(ˌ)tri, ˈwɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whip·ple·tree n.
 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.
    [People] cut their own whippletree in the woodlot.   --Emerson.
 2. Bot. The cornel tree.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse
          and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling
          [syn: whiffletree, swingletree]