small holding

noun British.

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

Origin of small holding

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM small holding

small holder, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for smallholding

/ (ˈsmɔːlˌhəʊldɪŋ) /


a holding of agricultural land smaller than a small farm

Derived forms of smallholding

smallholder, noun
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