from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A boat designed to be rowed by three persons.
- n. The method of rowing such a boat, in which the persons fore and aft use one oar each and the person amidships uses two.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Riotous or disorderly behaviour.
- n. A rowdy celebration, a spree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The product of a second sifting of meal; the finest part of the bran.
- n. A boat propelled by three rowers with four oars, the middle rower pulling two.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A noise or uproar.
- n. A spree: used only in the phrase on the randan (also on the randy), on a spree.
- n. The finest part of the bran of wheat; the product of the second sifting of meal.
- n. A boat impelled by three rowers, the one amidships using a pair of sculls, and the bowman and strokesman one oar each. Also called randan-gig.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a conflation of rand ("to storm, rave") and obsolete random ("impetuosity, force"). (Wiktionary)