laggen-gird

[ lag-uh n-gurd; Scot. lag-uh n-gird ]
/ ˈlæg ənˌgɜrd; Scot. ˈlæg ənˌgɪrd /
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noun Scot. and North England.

the bottom hoop securing the staves of a tub or barrel.

Nearby words

  1. lagerlöf,
  2. lagerlöf, selma,
  3. laggard,
  4. laggardly,
  5. laggen,
  6. lagger,
  7. laggin,
  8. lagging,
  9. laggingly,
  10. laghouat

Idioms

    cast a laggen-gird, to sire an illegitimate child.

Origin of laggen-gird

First recorded in 1710–20

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