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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

JAG, n.3

1. A jack-boot, “hunter fashion (of boots)” (Rxb. 1802 J. Sibbald Chron. Sc. Poetry Gl.).

2. “The best part of calf-leather” (Sc. 1825 Jam.).Sc. 1726 Ramsay T.-T. Misc. (1876) I. 198:
His boots they were made of the jag, When he went to the weapon-shaw.

[From Jack, n.1 For similar Eng. senses cf. N.E.D. s.v. jack, n.2, 1. b, 2, 4.]

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