Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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YAAGER, n. A horse; also transf. a strong man (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [′jɑ:gər]

[Etym. uncertain, ? a deriv. form from Norw. åk, ok, O.N. ok, a yoke, or phs. simply a corruption of yoker, sc. a yoke-horse.]

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