firlot

noun fir·lot \ˈfi(ə)rlət, ˈfər-\

Definition of firlot

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various old Scottish units of dry capacity equal to 14 boll or from 12 to 112 Winchester bushels

  2. 2 :  a container of one firlot capacity

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Origin and Etymology of firlot

Middle English ferlot, from Old Norse fjōrthi hlotr fourth part, from fjōrthi fourth + hlotr part; akin to Old English fēortha fourth and Old English hlot lot — more at fourth, lot


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