Whip-and-derry

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Whip-and-derry a hoisting apparatus—same as whip above
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. whippen; prob. a form of wippen—Old Dut. wippen, to shake, conn. with Old High Ger. wipph, swinging motion (Ger. weifen, to move), and akin to L. vibrāre, to tremble.