[ahy-uh t, eyt]

noun British Dialect.

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Examples from the Web for eyot

Historical Examples of eyot

  • My will is, that we two champions be all alone and afoot on the eyot.

    Child Christopher

    William Morris

  • Every one on the bank and eyot stopped to watch him—they knew him, he was training.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • With one accord they sprang overboard and swam for the nearest shore, that of the eyot.


    Herbert Strang

  • The eyot also is quartered, and carefully explored from end to end.

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • Those in the centre of the eyot were black with swallows--like the black blight on beans.

British Dictionary definitions for eyot



British rare island

Word Origin for eyot

variant of ait
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Word Origin and History for eyot

"small island," from Middle English eyt, from Old English iggað "small island," diminutive of eg, ig, ieg "island" (see island). Ending influenced by French diminutive suffix -ot.

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