Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLUB, n.2 The game of shinty. Always preceded by the def. art. Sc. 1834 H. Miller Scenes and Leg. (1874) 145:
His Sabbath evenings were usually spent at the club. . . . He never after played at the club.

Hence club-player, a player of shinty (Ib.).

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"Club n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Apr 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/club_n2>

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