Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RED, n. The track on a beach up which boats are pulled to a trench above water level (Ork. 1929 Marw.; Cai. 1967); the channel alongside a jetty where boats land (Ib.).[Etym. doubtful. Phs. specif. usages of Raid, n.]
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