gizzen

gizzen

(ˈɡɪzən)
vb (intr)
(of casks) to warp or whither
adj
leaky
References in periodicals archive ?
For instance SND's first citation for gizzen, 'shrink, warp, leak' is in Allan Ramsay's An Ode to Mr Forbes (line 5) of 1721, but the word seems to be already well and widely established in the eighteenth century and could well have been in use before 1700.