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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scotch /ˈskɑʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch a.  Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.
 Scotch broom Bot., the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.
 Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck Zool., the bufflehead; -- called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.
 Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
 Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
 Scotch nightingale Zool., the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]
 Scotch pebble. See under pebble.
 Scotch pine Bot. See Riga fir.
 Scotch thistle Bot., a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch, n.
 1. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.
 2. Collectively, the people of Scotland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scotched p. pr. & vb. n. Scotching.]  [Written also scoatch, scoat.] To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch, n. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch, v. t.  To cut superficially; to wound; to score.
    We have scotched the snake, not killed it.   --Shak.
 Scotched collops Cookery, a dish made of pieces of beef or veal cut thin, or minced, beaten flat, and stewed with onion and other condiments; -- called also Scotch collops. [Written also scotcht collops.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch, n. A slight cut or incision; a score.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its
             people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic
             language; "Scots gaelic"; "the Scots community in New
             York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as
             in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or
             `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with
             Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland
             except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or
             `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'" [syn: Scots, Scottish]
      2: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
         shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing
         father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat
         and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty
         because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is
         used only informally" [syn: economical, frugal, sparing,
      n 1: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to
           keep a tally) [syn: score]
      2: whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from
         malted barley in a pot still [syn: Scotch whiskey, Scotch
         whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky]
      v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
           ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's
           amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart,
            queer, spoil, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle,
      2: make a small cut or score into