n.1.A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them.
Thou common shot-clog, gull of all companies.
- Chapman.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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