Definitions for wappenshawˈwɒp ənˌʃɔ, ˈwæp-

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wap•pen•shawˈwɒp ənˌʃɔ, ˈwæp-(n.)

also wap′pen•shaw`ing

  1. a periodic review of troops formerly held in Scotland to satisfy military chiefs that their men were loyal and properly armed.

    Category: Military

Origin of wappenshaw:

1495–1505; short for wappenshawing (Scots) =wappen (OE wǣpna, gen. pl. of wǣp(e)nweapon ) +shawing showing (see show , -ing1); cf. D wapenschouwing


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