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(n.) A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
(n.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Sickle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/sickle.html. 1828.