(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch for men, commonly of fur, worn, suspended from a belt, in front of the kilt.
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How to use sporran in a sentence
sporran, spor′an, n. an ornamental pouch worn in front of the kilt by the Highlanders of Scotland.
He was dressed in a kilt and small deerskin sporran, with the regulation heavy stockings, tweed jacket and Eton collar.The Nest Builder | Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
(b) The king's sporran, where Hathor-heads (h) take the place of the cowries of the primitive girdle.The Evolution of the Dragon | G. Elliot Smith
There were my tartans, my cursed feathers, my tiger-skin sporran, upon the sofa.The Fitz-Boodle Papers | William Makepeace Thackeray
This must be the sporran following us close with grim disregard of danger.The Mystery of the Sea | Bram Stoker
British Dictionary definitions for sporran
a large pouch, usually of fur, worn hanging from a belt in front of the kilt in men's Scottish Highland dress
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