Entry from British & World English dictionary
A small field or enclosure.
- Passing by your broad acres this fine morning we saw a pightle, which we deemed would suit.
- This date is supported by the deeds to the property, the first of which, of 1729 refers to a newly built cottage and a pightle of land.
- In Norfolk, where he lived, a small field or enclosure is known as a "pightle."
Middle English: origin obscure, apparently diminutive.
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