Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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CLIP, v. To choose which side one will play on in a game. Edb. 1893 J. Livingston Our Street 39:
At shinty he always “clipped on one side,” and kept the “hale,” and the side which had him for leader was pretty sure to win.

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