Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of forest land cleared for agriculture or habitation; a clearing; assart

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The twaite.
  • n. Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of ground reclaimed and converted to tillage.
  • n. Same as twaite.

Etymologies

Old Norse þveit ("paddock"), compare Old Norse þveita ("to hurl") (see whittle), Danish døjt (“1/160 of the gulden”, dialectal: “a small coin”), English doit, German Deut. (Wiktionary)

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