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noun (1)

plural -s
dialectal, England
: breach, gap


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a stretch of rough or sandy often undulating ground
scattered trees or the pine hedges which are a feature of the Norfolk brecksBruce Campbell
also : an enclosed portion of such land

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English brek, from breken to break

Noun (2)

perhaps from Old Norse brekka slope of a hill

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“Breck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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