Welsh main

noun

Definition of Welsh main

: a cockfight in which a number of cocks are paired, the winners again paired, and so on until there is but a single survivor

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First Known Use of Welsh main

1744, in the meaning defined above

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“Welsh main.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Welsh%20main. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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