winnowing basket

winnowing basket
noun or winnowing-fan \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\
1. : a device for winnowing grain
2. : a representation of a winnowing basket used as a heraldic design

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