oxgang

noun

ox·​gang
ˈäksˌgaŋ
variants or oxgate
-gāt
: bovate

Word History

Etymology

oxgang from Middle English, from Old English oxan gang, from oxan, genitive of oxa ox + gang way; oxgate from ox + gate (way); from its being measured by the work of one ox in a plowing team

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“Oxgang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxgang. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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