Definitions

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  • n. a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure
  • n. An embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local Scotch measure of capacity for fresh herrings, equal to 34 United States (old wine) gallons. Also crane.

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

  • n. a capacity unit used for measuring fresh herring

Etymologies

Gaelic. (Wiktionary)

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  • "1. A local Scotch measure of capacity for fresh herrings, equal to 34 United States (old wine) gallons. Also crane." --Cent. Dict.

    August 9, 2011

  • (n): an Uillean piping ornament consisting of a series of varied grace notes above a low note, commonly the low (bottom) D.

    January 4, 2009