Definition of maeshie in US English:

maeshie

noun

Shetland, Scottish, Orkney
  • A barrel-shaped wide-meshed basket or net made from straw, heather, or a similar material, usually hung on a packsaddle and used for carrying heavy or bulky loads.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hibbert (1782–1848), antiquary and geologist. From maise + -y.