Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAR, n.3 and v.1
1. n. The part of the flail which strikes the corn. Then used for the whole instrument.
w. and s.Sc. 1887 Jam.6:
Bar, a flail: properly, the swing or movable portion of the flail.
2. v. Derived from the noun, meaning to strike with a flail, hence to thrash.
Sc. 1887 Jam.6:
“It's no ilka ane can bar,” every one can't swing a flail properly. Ib.:
“I'm thinkin' to bar some bear the morn,” I intend to thrash some barley to-morrow.
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