from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Chiefly Scots A whip or leather thong used to drive a spinning top.
- n.pl. Chiefly Scots A leather whip divided at the end into strips, formerly used to punish children: "Solider Aristotle played the taws/Upon the bottom of a king of kings” ( William Butler Yeats).
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- n. Alternative spelling of tawse.
- n. Plural form of taw.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of taw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leather strap, usually with a slit or fringe-like end, used as an instrument of punishment by schoolmasters and others.
From taw1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)