- a plant or cutting, especially of hawthorn, set to grow, as in a hedge.
- such plants collectively.
- a hedge of such plants.
- formed of quickset, or of growing plants.
Origin of quickset
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Examples from the Web for quickset
The quickset hedges on either side were only waist high and did not shelter him.The Fifth Queen
Ford Madox Ford
It was like falling from a quickset hedge on to a bundle of thorns.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville
That last jolt, that laid us against the quickset hedge, has done my business.She Stoops to Conquer
As the English were the assailants, the precaution of posting the archers behind the quickset hedge would have proved unnecessary.The Battaile of Agincourt
Our gardens were at that time separated only by quickset hedges, so that it was easy to see into each others grounds.The Looking-Glass for the Mind
- a plant or cutting, esp of hawthorn, set so as to form a hedge
- such plants or cuttings collectively
- a hedge composed of such plants
- composed of such plants
C15: from quick in the archaic sense live, growing + set to plant, set in the ground
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Word Origin and History for quickset
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