What does flail mean?

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  1. A tool used for threshing, consisting of a long handle with a shorter stick attached with a short piece of chain, thong or similar material.
  2. A weapon which has the (usually spherical) striking part attached to the handle with a flexible joint such as a chain.
  1. (transitive) To beat using a flail or similar implement.
  2. (transitive) To wave or swing vigorously
  3. (transitive) To thresh.
  4. (intransitive) To move like a flail.
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