- a unit of distance, equal to 220 yards (201 meters) or ⅛ mile (0.2 km). Abbreviation: fur.
Origin of furlong
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Contemporary Examples of furlong
But Furlong became legally emancipated that same year, at the age of 16.The John Connor Curse: Nick Stahl, Edward Furlong and Christian Bale
May 18, 2012
Historical Examples of furlong
And so, with every furlong of the forced journey, he died a fresh death.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
The House of Turriepuffit stood about a furlong from David's cottage.David Elginbrod
At a furlong's distance every wolf stopped and turned round.Chatterbox, 1905.
His house was scarcely a furlong distant, yet he was an hour crawling to it.Put Yourself in His Place
Nor had he gone a furlong more when just ahead he spied the lions themselves.The Story-teller
- a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
Word Origin for furlong
Word Origin and History for furlong
Old English furlang measure of distance of roughly 220 yards, originally the length of a furrow in the common field of 10 acres, from furh "furrow" + lang "long." The "acre" of the common field being variously measured, the furlong was fixed 9c. on the classical stadium, one-eighth of a Roman mile.