small holding

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noun British.

a piece of land rented or sold to a farmer by county authorities for purposes of cultivation.

Nearby words

  1. small forward,
  2. small frog in a big pond,
  3. small fry,
  4. small game,
  5. small goods,
  6. small hours,
  7. small increment sensitivity index,
  8. small intestine,
  9. small letter,
  10. small pastern bone

Origin of small holding

First recorded in 1890–95

Related formssmall holder, noun

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Examples from the Web for small holding

  • For the Coltsfoot bungalow was unusually ugly even for an Essex small-holding.

    The Judge|Rebecca West