Definition of Tawse

1. Noun. A leather strap for punishing children.

Generic synonyms: Strap
Geographical relationships: Scotland



Definition of Tawse

1. Noun. (chiefly Scotland) A leather strap or thong which is split into (typically about three) tails, used for corporal punishment in schools. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tawse

1. to flog [v TAWSED, TAWSING, TAWSES] - See also: flog

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tawse

tawnies
tawniest
tawnily
tawniness
tawninesses
tawny
tawny-breasted tinamou
tawny-breasted tinamous
tawny-owl
tawny eagle
tawny owl
tawny owls
tawpie
tawpies
taws
tawse (current term)
tawsed
tawses
tawsing
tawt
tawted
tawtie
tawtier
tawtiest
tawting
tawts
tax
tax-
tax-deductible
tax-deferred

Literary usage of Tawse

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1. A History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet: With a List of by Thomson Gale (Firm) (1890)
"Youngest son of John tawse, Writer in Edinburgh. Born 22d October 1788. Died 13th July 1851. ... Apprentice to Andrew tawse.—Eldest son of John tawse of ..."

2. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland: And by John Condie Stewart Sandeman (1905)
"tawse and M'Gregor, Petitioners, 1882, 19 SLR 829. 11. Life—Presumption of Life Act, 1881 (44 & 45 Viet. c. 47)—Procedure—Competency of Sisting New ..."

3. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1838)
"Act. A. Anderson; tawse and Bonar, WS, Agents—Alt. Dean of Faculty (Hope), Russell; Adam Morrison, Agent.— N., Clerk—fG.DF] 7th July 1838. ..."

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