delf

noun
\ˈdelf\
variants: or less commonly delft \-​lft \ or delph \-​lf \
plural -s

Definition of delf 

1a now dialectal, England : excavation usually : mine, quarry

b : pond also : drain, ditch

2 : a square heraldic bearing used as an abatement and supposed to represent a square sod

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First Known Use of delf

1723, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for delf

Middle English delf, from Old English gedelf, from delfan to dig

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