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tacksman

(ˈtæksmən)
n, pl -men
a leaseholder, esp a tenant in the Highlands who sublets
[C16: from tack4]
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The property was a typical tacksman's holding, and, for three generations, the tacksmen were the Stewarts of Achadashenaig.
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However, to preserve the local flavour, he sensibly borrows Scottish words such as coot (166), kail (186), plaid (189), kirk (189), glen (219), lough (228), brogues (253), filibeg (256), cairn (261), sgailc (265), dun (303), laird (334), tacksman (335), quern (369) and seanachadhis (387).