Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BASS, n.2 (See quot.) Arg. 1901 R. C. Maclagan Games of Argyleshire 28:
The part [of the shinty club] which lay on the ground and was used to strike the ball was called the “bass.”

[Phs. conn. with boss, a knob.]

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"Bass n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bass_n2>

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