Definition of skean dhu in English:
A dagger worn in the stocking as part of Highland dress.
- The shop window display of kilts, sporrans and skean-dhu daggers proclaimed that here was a York shop for York people.
- Many wrongly reported that Christie entered Spain dressed in a kilt, some said in full Highland dress complete with feathered cap and skean-dhu.
Early 19th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian 'knife' + Scottish Gaelic dubh 'black'.
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