Whinyard meaning

(obsolete) A sword, or hanger.
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(UK, dialect, obsolete) The shoveler, a type of duck.
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(UK, dialect, obsolete) The poachard, a type of duck.
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Origin of whinyard

  • Compare English dialect and Scots whingar, whinger; perhaps from Anglo-Saxon winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard; or compare Anglo-Saxon verb for "whistle", English whine.
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