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quickset

Line breaks: quick|set
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪksɛt
 
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Definition of quickset in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
Hedging, especially of hawthorn, grown from slips or cuttings: the fields were hedged around with quickset [as modifier]: quickset hedges
More example sentences
  • The subdivision by quickset hawthorn hedges came slightly later as drainage improved the quality of the pasture, enabling cattle rather than sheep to be stocked.
  • Pyramidal cypress and white poplar are used in an estimated 75 percent of the quickset hedgerows in the lower Rhone.
  • Later parliamentary enclosures were characterised by quickset hawthorn hedges running in straight lines.

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