hirsel

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Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪrsl/, /ˈhʌrsl/

Noun[edit]

hirsel (plural hirsels)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) The entire stock on a farm or stock under the charge of a shepherd.
    There are two full hirsels worked on the land that forms the Creag Mhor Estate.
  2. A slithering movement.
  3. A wheeze.

Verb[edit]

tae hirsel (third-person singular simple present hirsels, present participle hirselin, simple past hirselt, past participle hirselt)

  1. To slither.
  2. To wheeze.