gainchare

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ȝeinchar, from Old English ġēanċyrr, ġēanċierr (a meeting, encounter, a turning against, a coming against, a return), equivalent to gain- +‎ chare.

Noun[edit]

gainchare (plural gainchares)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A return; a way of returning; a turning back; a means of escape.

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