Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JACHELT, pa.p. Also jauchelt (Ayr. 1959). Tossed, buffeted, blown about or over (by the wind) (Mearns4 1947). [dʒɑxlt, dʒxlt] Ayr. 1891  H. Johnston Kilmallie I. 84:
That farm ye see wi' the trees jachelt a' to the tae side.
Abd. 1940 15 :
It wis a gey tyauve wi' the bicycle the day, bein' sae sair jachelt wi' the win'.

[From *dyachle, a palatalised form of dachle, s.v. Dackle. The meaning is an extension of Dackle, v.1, 2.]

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