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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.] [1913 Webster] 2. [From the shape of the bill.] (Zool.) (a) The shoveler. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]