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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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,”


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