Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BREEK, v.1 1. Add quot. to briekit. Comb.: breekit stick, a forked stick used in a catapult (em.Sc. (a) 1975). Gsw. 1836 Gsw. Journal (2 Jan.) 117:
In swallow-skirted coat, an' breckit [sic] In plush—a beckin' booin' spicket!

Add: 4. In curling: to play a stone so as to lie on the other side of an opponent's stone from one played already. Fif. 1830 Perthshire Adv. (11 Feb.):
The common way of getting in was by striking out another, or breeking upon him as it is called.

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