delf

noun
\ ˈdelf \
variants: or less commonly delft \ -​lft How to pronounce delf (audio) \ 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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“Delf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delf. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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