cowgate

noun
plural -s

Definition of cowgate

: a right to pasture one cow on common land a cottager having two cowgates on the common

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History and Etymology for cowgate

back-formation from earlier kynegates, from kine (archaic plural of cow entry 1) + gates, plural of gate (way)

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“Cowgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowgate. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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