Definition of rundale

: a distribution of lands among tenants or owners in Scotland and Ireland by which the land is apportioned so that a single tenant's or owner's holding consists of strips lying between those of others

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First Known Use of rundale

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rundale

run entry 1 + dale (portion of land)

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“Rundale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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