Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
2. The wooden ball used in the game of shinty, or “in a game like shinty played on the sands at Sandend mostly at ‘Auld Eel'” (Bnff.9 c.1927).
Mry. 1825 ,
After the chow is struck off by one party, the aim of the other is to strike it back, that it may not reach the . . . goal on their side. Bnff. 1914 6 :
Be sure an fess yer chow wi ye fin ye come back fae yer denner.
3. “A big lump or mass of something, turf, etc.; e.g. ‘a yarfa [peat] chow'” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [tʃɔu (Marw.)]
4. “The roundish end of the carn tangle [q.v.]” (Mry.4 1932).
5. “A bullet-head” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff., Add. 219; Bnff. 1898 E.D.D.).[O.Sc. has chow, the game of shinty, 1599 (D.O.S.T.).]
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