Plowgate
Plowgate Plow"gate`, Ploughgate Plough"gate`, n. The Scotch equivalent of the English word {plowland}. [1913 Webster]

Not having one plowgate of land. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • plowgate — noun or ploughgate ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: plow (I) + gate (way) : a unit of land area once used in Scotland and northern England prob. originally equal to a plowland or carucate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ploughgate — Plowgate Plow gate , Ploughgate Plough gate , n. The Scotch equivalent of the English word {plowland}. [1913 Webster] Not having one plowgate of land. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plowland — Plowgate Plow gate , Ploughgate Plough gate , n. The Scotch equivalent of the English word {plowland}. [1913 Webster] Not having one plowgate of land. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ploughgang — Plowgang Plow gang , Ploughgang Plough gang , n. Same as {Plowgate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plowgang — Plow gang , Ploughgang Plough gang , n. Same as {Plowgate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ploughgate — noun see plowgate * * * ploughˈgate noun (Scot hist) 1. An undetermined or variable unit of land, by later writers taken as about 50 English acres, but earlier much more 2. A quantity of land of the extent of 100 Scots acres • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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