A ridge or ledge formed along the downhill side of a plot by ploughing in ancient times.
- The canteen seems to have been popular enough to warrant two phases of expansion, marked by surviving lynchets and wall foundations outlining the original and later buildings.
- At Polesden in Surrey, a set of lynchets was found crossing parish boundaries, dissected by a late Anglo-Saxon hundredal boundary.
- The great height of some lynchets attests to the longevity of the fields and their intensity of use.
Late 17th century: probably from dialect linch 'rising ground'; compare with links.
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