Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WANTON, n. A horse's belly-band or girth; a rope used to tie a pack or a load on a horse's back (Rxb. 1825 Jam.).

[O.Sc. wantoun, id., 1503, irreg. variant of Eng. dial. wantow, from Wame + Tow, n.2]

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