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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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BANJO, n. 1. (See quot.)Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Sc. Mining Terms 7:
Banjo. An iron frame for carrying a false clack.

2. The jib on the cutting end of a coalcutting machine, so called because it is shaped like a banjo (Lnk. 1950).

3. A kind of playing marble (Wgt. 1921 Glasgow Herald (7 Dec.) 10).

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