Whin"yard (?), n. [Cf. Prov. E. & Scot. whingar, whinger; perhaps from AS. winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard; or cf. AS. hwinan to whistle, E. whine.]

1.

A sword, or hanger.

[Obs.]

2. [From the shape of the bill.] Zool (a)

The shoveler.

[Prov. Eng.] (b)

The poachard.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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