barrow-tram

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tram or shaft of a wheelbarrow; hence, jocularly, a raw-boned fellow.

Examples

  • ‘Sit down there,’ she said, pushing the half-throttled preacher with some violence against a broken chair — ‘sit down there and gather your wind and your senses, ye black barrow-tram o’ the kirk that ye are.

    Guy Mannering

Note

The word 'barrow-tram' comes from 'barrow' (in the sense 'stretcher') and 'tram' (shaft).