hirst

noun

ˈhirst
plural -s
1
Scottish
a
: a barren unproductive plot of ground
b
: a sandbank in a river
2
Scottish : a great number or quantity
3
Scottish : the part of the floor of a mill where the millstones turn in their framework

Word History

Etymology

Middle English hirst, hurst grove, knoll

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“Hirst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hirst. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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