loy

noun
\ ˈlȯi \
plural -s

Definition of loy

1 : a long narrow spade used in Ireland
2 : a tool with a broad chisel point for digging post holes

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History and Etymology for loy

Irish Gaelic lāighe; akin to Greek lachainein to dig

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“Loy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loy. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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