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ait

Line breaks: ait
Pronunciation: /eɪt
 
/
(also eyot)

Definition of ait in English:

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.

Origin

Old English iggath, īgeth, based on īeg 'island' + a diminutive suffix.

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