toise

[ toiz ]
/ tɔɪz /
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noun

an old French unit of length equivalent to 6.395 feet (1.949 meters).

Nearby words

  1. toilful,
  2. toilfully,
  3. toilsome,
  4. toilsomely,
  5. toilworn,
  6. toitoi,
  7. tojo,
  8. tojo, hideki,
  9. tok pisin,
  10. tokamak

Origin of toise

1590–1600; < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *tēsa, (feminine singular), Latin tēnsa (bracchia) outstretched (arms), neuter plural taken as feminine singular See tense1

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