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Definition of the noun sporran
What does sporran mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sporrans
- a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
Alternative definition of the noun sporran
- 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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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, ...
QR, 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 ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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.
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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
Crossword 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, ...
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.
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 .
The 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 ...
Flip 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 ...
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 ...
by William Toone
sporran), to shut close or bar. Spam: the gate faste for fear of fraud. Sfenser's Past .
The 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 ...
by Random House
-oreign, chlorine, florin, foreign, sporran, warren; cy- closporine, helleborin, Neosporin. -orer, borer, corer, floorer, gorer, horror, porer, pourer, roarer ...
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, ...
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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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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