ward hill


Definition of ward hill

dialectal, British

  1. :  beacon 1

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Origin and Etymology of ward hill

alteration of earlier English dialect wart hill, from wart beacon (probably from Old Norse vartha beacon) + hill; akin to Old High German warta act of watching — more at ward

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a trip made at another's expense

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