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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LEGGAT, n. Also legget, -it. A stroke at golf, handball, etc. which is disqualified by transgressing the rules in some way, “is said to be leggat, i.e. null” (Lth. 1825 Jam.).

[Orig. obscure. Jam.'s explanation and the form suggests that the word is orig. a ppl.adj., phs. from Leg, v.]

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