estray

noun
es·​tray | \ i-ˈstrā How to pronounce estray (audio) \

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estray

verb
estrayed; estraying; estrays

Definition of estray (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of estray

Noun

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for estray

Verb

Middle French estraier

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