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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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BANG, n.3, v.2 [bɑŋ]

1. n. A chain. Ags. 1911 Perth Constitutional and Jnl. (13 Feb.):
Bang, a chain for fastening a load of heavy logs.
Ags.1 1933:
Bang. Used still in Angus.

Combs.: (1) bang-chain, a chain for fastening a load of wood to a cart (Ayr. 1928); (2) bang-rape, “a rope with a noose, used by thieves in carrying off corn or hay” (Clydesd. and Ayr. 1825 Jam.2); (3) bang-stick, the pole used to tighten the chain securing a load of wood.(3) Bnff.2 1933:
The pole is used as a lever to make the chain taut, and it is held in this position by a piece of strong rope fastened to the upper end of the pole and tied to the load. The pole is called the bang-stick.

2. v. To fasten with a chain.Bnff.2 1933:
It's gey roch road comin' oot o' the wid; min' an' bang yer laed [load] weel.

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