Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SKOG, n.1 Also skoag and dim. form skoagie. The cord of a fishing line consisting of a rod of whalebone with a cord and hooks attached to each end (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XII. 200, skoag, 1866 Edm. Gl., skoagie, 1908 Jak. (1928), skog). Also attrib. [sko:g]Sh. 1892 Manson's Sh. Almanac:
Da dorrow wi da skoags.
Sh. 1916 J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Mey 13):
Ye need a strong skoag whin ye'r fast ta da baldin.
Sh. 1949 J. Gray Lowrie 58:
A'm taakin da tik skoag line tu.

[Ad. Norw. dial. skåk, the swingle-tree or tracebar of a cart or carriage, from its similarity of structure.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Skog n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: