1) An old instrument of the guitar kind, strung with wire.

1573 no man ... to walk in the street with gytterons ... after nine of the clock in the evening, Doncaster

1643 My Lady Frances gettorne and two trowlemadams or pigeonholes, Skipton. An early example of the occupational term is listed in York: 1403 Hugo de Rammesay, gyterner.

dates 1403 1573 1643

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