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hayward

[ hey-wawrd ]
/ ˈheɪˌwɔrd /
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noun
an officer having charge of hedges and fences around a town common, especially to keep cattle from breaking through and to impound stray cattle.
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Origin of hayward

1175–1225; Middle English heiward, equivalent to hei(e) hedge, fence (Old English hege; akin to hedge, haw3) + wardward

Other definitions for hayward (2 of 2)

Hayward
[ hey-werd ]
/ ˈheɪ wərd /

noun
Leland, 1902–71, U.S. theatrical producer.
a city in central California, SE of Oakland.
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British Dictionary definitions for hayward

hayward
/ (ˈheɪˌwɔːd) /

noun
British obsolete a parish officer in charge of enclosures and fences
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