Definition of pightle in English:

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pightle

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪt(ə)l/

noun

dialect
A small field or enclosure.
Example sentences
  • 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."

Origin

Middle English: origin obscure, apparently diminutive.

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