Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BANJO, n. Add:

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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