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elsin

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aslen, elsen (an awl or some other pointed instrument or tool), either from Middle Dutch elsene, alsene, from Old High German alansa, alansa, from Proto-Germanic *ali-sn, Proto-Germanic *ala-sn, or from an unrecorded OE form.

NounEdit

elsin (plural elsins)

  1. (UK, dialect) A shoemaker's awl.

ReferencesEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.