Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†ANTRUM, ONTRON, n. (Forms from Jam.2 orntren, ontron, others from Jam.7 s.v. andrum, antrum.) See also Anterin-time.
1. Afternoon or evening.
Ayr. 1811 W. Aiton Survey Ayrs. 693, Gloss.:
2. Afternoon or early evening meal.
West and South of Sc. 1887 Jam.6:
The name given to the afternoon or early evening repast; also the time allotted to it. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 20:
Antrum — The name in some parts of the country for that repast taken in the evening called four hours, anciently called e'enshanks.
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