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1A shallow drinking cup, typically made of wood and having two handles.
- ‘The award, an engraved, two-handled traditional Scottish drinking bowl known as a quaich, was presented to Aiden by Mrs Jane Jones in the presence of Commodore RFA, Commodore Peter Lannin, at RFA HQ in Portsmouth.’
- ‘Celebrity fisherman Ian Botham christened the proceedings by pouring the traditional quaich of whisky into the dark waters.’
- ‘I bring home a traditional double-handled Scottish gift in pewter for special people - a bowl of welcome or friendship, called a quaich.’
- ‘In appreciation of his 18 years of service to the town, Mr Ferguson was presented with a print of Brian Neil's town scenes and an engraved pewter quaich, or whiskey drinking bowl, together with a bottle of single malt whisky.’
- ‘Whisky experts are not convinced that the vatted malt issue is anything other than a storm in a quaich.’
- 1.1 A trophy of a design similar to a quaich.
- ‘It's a prize with handsome rewards: not just a decorative quaich, but also a deal with Edinburgh's Foot Stompin’ Records, dates at two folk festivals in Canada and a return visit to Celtic Connections.’
- ‘When I got back to the dressing room, I was presented with a friendship quaich from my FIFA colleagues in Scotland and gifts from the teams.’
- ‘The group was welcomed by West Dunbartonshire's Lord Provost Alistair MacDonald, and presented with a silver quaich.’
- ‘Mr. Laing donated the winners' quaich.’
- ‘The prize, to be announced on May 4, consists of a quaich and £500.’
Mid 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic cuach cup.
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