barleybreak

noun
bar·ley·break
variants: or less commonly barleybrake \-ˌbrāk \
plural -s

Definition of barleybreak 

: an old British group game in which one couple or player stationed in a defined area called “hell” or the “barley field” tries to catch the others as they venture into it

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History and Etymology for barleybreak

probably from barley entry 2 + break

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