sixern

noun
six·​ern | \ ˈsiksərn \
plural -s

Definition of sixern

: a long Scottish fishing boat propelled by six oars and used especially in the Shetland islands

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History and Etymology for sixern

Norwegian seksæring, seksring, from Old Norse sexæringr, from sex six + ār oar + -ingr -ing; akin to Old English ār oar

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“Sixern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixern. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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