(man or woman), one that can shift for themselves. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Defendable — De*fend a*ble (d[ e]*f[e^]nd [.a]*b l), a. [Cf. F. d[ e]fendable.] Capable of being defended; defensible. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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