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Definition of the noun sporran

What does sporran mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sporrans

  1. a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: pouch = a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

Alternative definition of the noun sporran


  1. A small pouch, usually made of either fur or plain or fur-trimmed leather, which is worn, suspended from a belt or chain, on the front of a kilt and used to hold various items normally carried in pants pockets.

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Google previewThe Clans of the Scottish Highland (1899)

Illustrated by Appropriate Figures, Displaying Their Dress, Tartans, Arms, Armorial Insignia, and Social Occupations, from Original Sketches by James Logan, Robert Ronald McIan

The sporran is a very ingenious specimen of the old leathern purse, ...

Google previewQR, S Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

A sporran is a pouch that's worn with kilts. A Chinese woman's suit is a samfu. A serape is a colored blanket cloak. A sombrero is a hat that's worn with it. Swimsuits and swimwear are stretchy. A fabric called spandex helps them fit. A surplice is ...

Google previewA backpiper's guide to the Edinburgh

by September Edinburgh

A sporran is a pouch that is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer. Originally it was made out of seal leather, but in modern times it is usually made out of cow leather and fur (often from a ...

Google previewDictionary of Pub Names (2006)

The sporran is the ornamental pouch which is worn by Highlanders in front of the kilt. It is usually made of skin with the hair left on and is decorated with tassels. The word in Gaelic means 'purse'. Swingletree Kelly Bray, near Callington, Corn.

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

The sporran is a fur-covered bag worn suspended from the belt at the center front of the kilt. The dagger is called the sgian dubh, pronounced and often spelled skene du, and translates in English to “black knife.” It has a 31⁄2- to 4-inch blade ...

Google previewDictionary of Surrey English (2007)

by Graeme Davis

cairn, burn, bog, tartan, kilt, sporran, gloaming and even such Gaelic-derived exotics as ceilidh and skein dhu. Some Scots forms have hidden in the language so that speakers are rarely aware they are Scots - the 'polite' swear word O dearl in ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Highkicking dance—cancan Highland dress pouch—sporran Highland garb/ dress—kilt Highland valley—glen Highlander with smallholding—crofter Highlander's dagger—dirk Highlander's pouch—sporran Highlights—accents, stresses, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (1907)

by Thomas Davidson

Spread- Sporran. or capsule developed in the process of sporular encystment.— adj. Sporocyst ic. "S. Spu rodurm, the wall or covering of a spore : Sporogen'eslB, reproduction by means of spores — also Sporogeny. — adj. Sporog onous.

Google previewWebster's Common Sense Dictionary (1902)

Literary, Scientific, Encyclopedic, Pronouncing and Defining by Noah Webster

Sporran. • port, sport, n. A pastime, diversion or amusement; a game; a merry-makiug; fun, amusement or enjoyment experienced; derision; object of mockery; a monstrosity .

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

SPORRAN (Gaelic tforan, puree, pouch), a pooch which is worn, in Highland costume, hanging from the bell over the front of the kilt. The older sporrans were quite modest objeds and ordinarily of leather; in modern Highland costume and in ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

pocketbook, pod, purse, sac, saccule, sack, sporran pouch branching from hollow organ: diverticulum pouch mammal: marsupial pouch of female marsupial: marsupium pouch or pouchlike structure of organism: sac pouch-shaped: bursiform ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

spoilage ~spoilsport - spoilsport ~spootnik - sputnik ~spor - spoor ~spor - spore ~sporin - sporran ~sporraeshis - sporaceous ~sporstwimin - sportswomen ~sport - sport ~sportee sporty ~sportee'ist - sportiest ~sporteeyist sportiest ~sportfool ...

Google previewA glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words (1834)

by William Toone

sporran), to shut close or bar. Spam: the gate faste for fear of fraud. Sfenser's Past .

Google previewThe Celtic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Harry Mountain

Sporran - A purse worn at the front of the body. It was made from the pelt of an animal with the head pulled up under a belt then folded over the opening which leads to the in the belly of the animal. Stone of Destiny - A carved ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-oreign, chlorine, florin, foreign, sporran, warren; cy- closporine, helleborin, Neosporin. -orer, borer, corer, floorer, gorer, horror, porer, pourer, roarer ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design (2007)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

A kilt is traditionally worn with a belt, jacket, sporran (a type of pouch) and a dirk or dagger, but not with underwear. A traditional Japanese garment. Literally, kimono means something worn and. see Costume 78, Garment 118, Plaid 193, ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

Sporran, (spor'an) n. [Gael, tporan.] A leather pouch worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress. Sport, (sport) n. [D. borrt.\ Play; diversion; game; — that which diverts and makes mirth ; — a toy ; — diversion of the field, as fowling, ...

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Sporran Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1P3O1R1R1A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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