barleybreak

noun bar·ley·break \-ˌbrāk\
variants: less commonly

barleybrake

\-ˌbrāk\

Definition of barleybreak

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of barleybreak

probably from 2barley + break


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