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lynchet

/ (ˈlɪntʃɪt) /
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noun
a terrace or ridge formed in prehistoric or medieval times by ploughing a hillside
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Word Origin for lynchet

Old English hlinc ridge

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How to use lynchet in a sentence

  • Low down the hill, running parallel with the road, is a little lynchet, topped by a few old hawthorn bushes.

    The Old Front Line|John Masefield
  • The line of the lynchet-top merges into the slope behind it, so that it is not seen.

    The Old Front Line|John Masefield
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