whinyard

Whinyard

Whin"yard\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. & Scot. whingar, whinger; perhaps from AS. winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard; or cf. AS. hw[=i]nan to whistle, E. whine.]

1. A sword, or hanger. [Obs.]

2. [From the shape of the bill.] (Zo["o]l) (a) The shoveler. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
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