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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TROAP, n. A game played with a kind of shinty stick and a piece of wood called a nacket in which one player drives the nacket from his end and the other at the opposite end of the pitch tries to throw the nacket back further than it has been driven, points being scored against the one whose drive is the shorter (Ags. 1825 Jam.).

[Jam. connects with Eng. trap(-ball), which is however a rather different game.]

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"Troap n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Mar 2023 <>



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