Lych gate
Lych gate \Lych" gate`\n. See under {Lich}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lych-gate — or lych gate also lich gate (lĭchʹgāt ) n. A roofed gateway to a churchyard used originally as a resting place for a bier before burial.   [Middle English lycheyate: lyche, corpse, body (from Old English līc. See līk + …   Universalium

  • lych gate — lych gate, = lich gate. (Cf. ↑lich gate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lych gate — [lich] n. LICH GATE * * * …   Universalium

  • lych gate — lych′ gate n. lich gate …   From formal English to slang

  • lych gate — [lich] n. LICH GATE …   English World dictionary

  • Lych Gate —    The word lych, derived from the Anglo Saxon lie, or the German leiche, means a body, especially a dead body, a corpse. The term lych gate is the old name given to a churchyard gate with a porch or covering, under which a bier may be rested… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • lych-gate — also lich gate noun Etymology: Middle English lycheyate, from lich body, corpse (from Old English līc) + gate, yate gate Date: 15th century a roofed gate in a churchyard under which a bier rests during the initial part of the burial service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lych gate. — See lich gate. * * * …   Universalium

  • lych-gate — var. of LICH GATE …   Useful english dictionary

  • lych gate. — See lich gate …   Useful english dictionary

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