from The Century Dictionary.
- the plaid worn by the Highlanders of Scotland in full military dress: so called from being kept tight to the body by a belt: as, “wi' belted plaids and glittering blades,”
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A large
blanket-like piece of fabric, worn wrapped around the body with the material loosely gathered and secured at the waist by means of a belt; a standard item of men's Highland dress from the late 16th century until the middle of the 18th century, and the precursor of the modern kilt.
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