Origin of cateran
Examples from the Web for cateran
The kern or cateran of the Highlands was a light-armed infantryman, as opposed to the heavy-armed "gallowglass."Lady of the Lake|Sir Walter Scott
They will have no black-mail to pay, either to Master Nevis or to any other cateran who is in the habit of levying it on the road.John Deane of Nottingham|W.H.G. Kingston
Then pressing my proffered hand in his, he turned away; and in a few minutes the Highland cateran was out of sight.
"Clear the way, cateran," said the armourer, in the deep stern voice which corresponded with the breadth of his chest.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
This missing youth turns out to be identical with the cateran of Drumshorlan.