from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Scotsman. See Usage Note at Scottish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man from Scotland.
  • n. A person from Scotland.
  • n. A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.
  • n. A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native of Scotland; a Scotsman.
  • n. Nautical, a wrapping of stiff canvas or a piece of wood or metal fitted to a shroud or any other standing rigging, to save it from being chafed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Scotland


Scotch +‎ -man (Wiktionary)


  • Another quality of the Scotchman is his love of being right-and, his desire to keep the other fellow right also.

    Scotland's Contributions to the Empire

  • I remember one, a calcined Scotchman from the New Hebrides.

    The Princess

  • The doctor's first attempt had resulted in his calling the Scotchman 'Sor Langusta,' which means 'Sir Crayfish' -- and it must be admitted that 'Anguish' was an improvement.

    Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)

  • Scotchman is silent upon the subject of "vivers," and wisely talks not of either "crowdy" or barley meal, but tells of the time when he was a sitter in the kirk of the Rev. Peter Poundtext, showing his Christian charity by the most profound contempt as well for the ordinances of the

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • After Koho had learned that the Scotchman was a man of his word, the first true peace was made.


  • Where an unexpected obstacle reared its head: nobody could understand a word the Scotchman said apart from his name, James Aiten.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The irascible Irishman replied that a Scotchman was the incarnation of impudence -- and hereupon a war of words ensued, until the officers 'attention was attracted and brought it to an abrupt conclusion.

    Six Years in the Prisons of England

  • The Scotchman was the best supported, for his manners were pleasing, and his willingness to oblige infinite.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The Scotchman was a man of education with views of his own on life and politics, and if he was more than a little dogmatic, he was unquestionably sincere.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • Roosevelt, who recognized Gregor Lang's limitations, recognized also that the Scotchman was a good business man.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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