elsin

noun
el·​sin
variants: or elshin or elson \ ˈels(h)ə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of elsin

dialectal, British
: a shoemaker's awl

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History and Etymology for elsin

Middle English elsen, probably from Middle Dutch elsene, else; akin to Old High German alunsa, alansa awl, German dialect (Swiss) alesne, (assumed) Gothic alisna (whence Old Spanish alesna), Old Norse alr

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