wappenschawing


wap·pen·schaw·ing

noun \ˈwa-pən-ˌsh(-)iŋ, ˈwä-\

Definition of WAPPENSCHAWING

:  an inspection or muster of soldiers formerly held at various times in each district of Scotland

Origin of WAPPENSCHAWING

Middle English (northern dialect) wapynschawing, from wapen weapon (from Old Norse vāpn) + schawing, gerund of schawen to show, from Old English scēawian to look, look at — more at weapon, show
First Known Use: 15th century

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