Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See elsen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. A shoemaker's awl.

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  • noun UK, dialect A shoemaker's awl.

Etymologies

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From Middle English aslen, elsen ("an awl or some other pointed instrument or tool"), either from Middle Dutch elsene, alsene, from Old High German alansa, alansa, from Proto-Germanic *ali-sn, Proto-Germanic *ala-sn, or from an unrecorded OE form.

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  • Erin,

    Your definition for ELSIN is correct. Your example obviously isn't.

    --Dodi Schultz

    July 14, 2009