noun[in place names] British
A small island in a river: Raven’s Ait
More example sentences
- Isleworth Ait lies offshore from Heron's place and is one of the longest covering 10 acres.
- Aits are typically formed by the deposition of sediment in the water, which accumulates over a period of time.
- The Ait is 30 miles from the mouth of the Thames yet is still tidal.
Old English iggath, īgeth, based on īeg 'island' + a diminutive suffix.