From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whinyard \Whin"yard\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. & Scot. whingar, whinger;
   perhaps from AS. winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff,
   rod, yard; or cf. AS. hw[imac]nan to whistle, E. whine.]
   1. A sword, or hanger. [Obs.]
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   2. [From the shape of the bill.] (Zool.)
      (a) The shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]
      (b) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
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