Meaning of salagúnting



Shears, poles tied together at the top from which depends the tackle for hoisting, trestle formed by two or more bamboos, etc. tied together at one end and opening out at the other somewhat like a pair of scissors; hence the name. Butangán mo sing salagúnting ang baláyan. Put a trestle under the girder. Salaguntingá kon sín-o ang makáwat. Find out by means of a pendulum swinging on a three-legged trestle, who was the thief. (A superstitious practice indulged in by the ignorant).