SCOTCH, v.t.To support, as a wheel, by placing some obstacle to prevent its rolling. Our wagoners and cartmen scot the wheels of their wagons and carts, when in ascending a hill they stop to give their team rest, or for other purpose. In Connecticut, I have generally heard this word pronounced scot, in Massachusetts, scotch.
Pertaining to Scotland or its inhabitants. [See Scotish.]
A slight cut or shallow incision. – Shak. Walton.
SCOTCH, v. [See SCOT, the verb.]
SCOTCH, v.t. [Qu. Arm. sqeigea, or Sax. sceadan. This can not be from Fr. ecorcher, to flay or peel; ecorce, bark.]
To cut with shallow incisions. [Obs.] – Shak.
- Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants;
dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of
- To shoulder up] to prop or block with a wedge,
chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.
- A chock, wedge, prop, or
other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or
a log on inclined ground.
- To cut superficially; to
wound; to score.
- A slight cut or
incision; a score.
- Collectively, the people of