Meaning of whiffletree

whif•fle•tree

Pronunciation: (hwif'ul-trē", wif'-), [key]
— n. Northern U.S.
  1. a crossbar, pivoted at the middle, to which the traces of a harness are fastened for pulling a cart, carriage, plow, etc. Also calledCf.
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