SCOT'ALE, noun [scot and ale.] In law, the keeping of an alehouse by the officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure.
SCOTCH, adjective Pertaining to Scotland or its inhabitants. [See Scotish.]
SCOTCH. [See scot the verb.]
SCOTCH, verb transitive
To cut with shallow incisions. obsolete
SCOTCH, n A slight cut or shallow incision.