Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CORRIESHEAR, n. “A lurch, a stagger, a sudden swerve from a straight course; sometimes used for a fall” (Arg.1 1937, obsol. or obs.).

[Prob. from Coorie, corrie, to bend, + Sheer, a lurch, swerve, q.v.]

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