wapinschaw

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Scots [Term?]. See weapon and show.

NounEdit

wapinschaw (plural wapinschaws)

  1. (Scotland, historical) An exhibition of weapons, according to the rank of the individual, by all persons bearing arms; formerly made at certain seasons in each district.
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  2. (Scotland, historical) A volunteer meeting or shooting competition inspired by this traditional exhibition of weapons.

TranslationsEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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