Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The twaite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A piece of forest land cleared for agriculture or habitation; a clearing; assart

Etymologies

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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.

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