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From Irish cearrbhach; compare Scottish Gaelic cearrach, from ceàrrbhag (the left hand), from ceàrr (left).



carrow (plural carrows)

  1. (archaic) A strolling gamester in Ireland.
    • 1633, Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande  [], Dublin: [] Sir James Ware; reprinted as A View of the State of Ireland [], Dublin: [] the Society of Stationers, [] Hibernia Press, [] By John Morrison, 1809:
      Did you blame me even now for wishing of Kern Horse-Boys and Carrows to be clean cut off , as too violent a means; and do you yourself now prescribe the same Medicine?

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 carrow in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)