Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ROWTH, n. Of a boat: a tendency to roll, a pitching movement. wm.Sc. 1911  H. Foulis Para Handy 167:
“And they tell me she has a rowth,” continued Para Handy, meaning thereby a bias under oars.

[A nonce abstract n. form from Row, v.1]

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