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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SOTTER, n.2 See quot.Per. 1904 E.D.D.:
In shinty a ball is placed, cuts are drawn, and the shortest cut gets the sotter, i.e. he gets the thwack at the ball. Or they toss to begin wi' for the sotter. The captain of the team losing the goal gets the sotter.

[Orig. obscure.]

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