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furlong

[ fur-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈfɜr lɔŋ, -lɒŋ /
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noun

a unit of distance, equal to 220 yards (201 meters) or ⅛ mile (0.2 kilometer). Abbreviation: fur.

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Origin of furlong

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English furlang “length of a furrow”; see origin at furrow, long1

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furlong
/ (ˈfɜːˌlɒŋ) /

noun

a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)

Word Origin for furlong

Old English furlang, from furh furrow + lang long 1
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