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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GOINTACK, n. Also -ak, -ik; gongtag (Jak.). One of the two straps or ropes by which the girth is fastened to a pack-saddle (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh.10 1954, rare). [′goɲtək]Sh. 1949 J. Gray Lowrie 26:
Ye cood juist heuk da bight o' da maeshie fettel ower yon croilk apon his back, an' ye wid need nedder gointack or wamegirt.

[O.N. gagn-tak, saddle-strap.]

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