Whinger

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whinger A kind of hanger or sword used as a knife at meals and as a weapon. "The chief acknowledged that he had corrected her with his whinger ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whinger A dirk or long knife.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whinger hwing′ėr a dirk
    • Whinger Also Whin′iard and Whin′yard
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Whinyard

Usage

In literature:

Two minutes later Kasper and Hans Goerner, whinger at his side, by running overtook Master Petrus in the holly path.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Mony ane tines the half-merk whinger for the ha'-penny whang.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Dand with a whinger and Meg with her glowing brand came speeding to their master's rescue.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
Out with your whinger, and see what might be the colour of his blood!
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Here's your two pistols, my good whinger, and Tamin's fishy dirk.
"The Forge in the Forest" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Come, put up your whinger, my man, and dinna be breakin the peace o' the meetin.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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