Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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POWLER, n. Something which is outstanding of its type, a Beezer, Palmer. Cai.1 1945:
A boy, looking at a big-sized haddock at the quay, says to a companion: “Boy, 'at's a great powler o' a chiel.”

[Phs. a variant of pauler, something which astonishes one, a “knock-out”, a “floorer”, s.v. Pall, v., 2.]

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