breck

noun (1)
\ ˈbrek \
plural -s

Definition of breck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, England
: breach, gap

breck

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of breck (Entry 2 of 2)

British
: a stretch of rough or sandy often undulating ground scattered trees or the pine hedges which are a feature of the Norfolk brecks— Bruce Campbell also : an enclosed portion of such land

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History and Etymology for breck

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breck. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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