firebote

noun
fire·​bote
variants: or fireboot \ ˈ⸗ˌbüt \
plural -s

Definition of firebote

: the right of a tenant to take from the land occupied by him a reasonable amount of wood for maintaining fires in his house and in the houses of his servants also : the wood or fuel used for this purpose

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History and Etymology for firebote

Middle English firbote, from fir, fire + bote boot (profit)

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“Firebote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firebote. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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