wappenschawing

noun
wap·​pen·​schaw·​ing | \ ˈwa-pən-ˌshȯ(-)iŋ How to pronounce wappenschawing (audio) , ˈwä- How to pronounce wappenschawing (audio) \

Definition of wappenschawing

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

First Known Use of wappenschawing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Wappenschawing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wappenschawing. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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