Whinyard : Definition


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Definitions of Whinyard

Pronunciation : Whin"yard
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. Prov. E. & Scot. whingar, whinger; perhaps from AS. winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard; or cf. AS. hwinan to whistle, E. whine.]
Definition : 1. A sword, or hanger. [Obs.]

2. Etym: [From the shape of the bill.] (Zoöl) (a) The shoveler. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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