[kar-oo-keyt, -yoo-]


an old English unit of land-area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres.

Nearby words

  1. cartwheel flower,
  2. cartwright,
  3. cartwright, edmund,
  4. cartwright, john,
  5. caruaru,
  6. caruncle,
  7. caruncular,
  8. carunculate,
  9. carus curve,
  10. caruso

Origin of carucate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin carrūcāta, equivalent to car(r)ūc(a) plow, plow team (Latin: traveling carriage, with the sense “wheeled plow” in Gaul (> French charru plow); akin to Latin carrus four-wheeled Gaulish wagon; see car1) + -āta -ate1

Related formscar·u·cat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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