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Scotch +‎ -man


Scotchman (plural Scotchmen)

  1. A man from Scotland.
  2. A person from Scotland.
  3. (nautical) A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Scotchman in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)