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noun British Dialect.
a small island, especially a braid bar.
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Also ey·ot [ahy-uht, eyt] /ˈaɪ ət, eɪt/ .
Origin of ait
First recorded before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg “island,” cognate with Middle Low German ō, ōge, ou(we), Old High German ouwa, Old Norse ey; see origin at island
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How to use ait in a sentence
Yon 's no a bad show o' aits ye hae in the wast park the year, Hillocks; a'm thinkin' the 'ill buke weel.The Days of Auld Lang Syne|Ian MacLaren
But indeed Tom always talked of our (p. 139) buiks as if they had been as regular products of the soil as our aits and our birks.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6|John Gibson Lockhart
"A graund field o' barley," he says, and as sure as a 'm stannin' here, it wes the haugh field o' aits.'Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers|Ian Maclaren
Ye may as weel look for a white corby as beef in my pantry, or aits in my barn.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Hogg
The surface of the river is broken by numerous little "aits" or islands.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
British Dictionary definitions for ait
/ (eɪt) /
dialect an islet, esp in a river
Word Origin for ait
Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island
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