taw
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /tɔː/
Verb

taw (taws, present participle tawing; past and past participle tawed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To beat; to scourge.
  3. (transitive) To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, etc., by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
    1. (transitive) To turn (animals' hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution.
Related terms Noun

taw

  1. (obsolete) Tawed leather.
Noun

taw (plural taws)

  1. A favorite marble in the game of marbles.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:
      Near the timberyard a squatted child at marbles, alone, shooting the taw with a cunnythumb.
  2. A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.
  3. (square dancing) A dance partner.
    Walk around your corner; see-saw around your taw.
  4. A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse.
Verb

taw (taws, present participle tawing; past and past participle tawed)

  1. To shoot a marble.
Pronunciation Noun

taw (plural taws)

  1. The 22nd and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic.
Verb

taw (taws, present participle tawing; past and past participle tawed)

  1. To push; to tug; to tow.

Taw
Proper noun
  1. A river in Devon, England, which flows into an estuary where it meets the River Torridge.



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