Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FORE-HELMAN, n. A kind of sheep-mark. Cf. Fore-halve. Ork. 1939  Orcadian (15 June):
Mairic Ellan heud oot her left han' an' sade, “A fore-helman in that lug.”

[Fore-, 1. + -helman, O.N. helmingr, a half.]

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