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[krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/
noun, British
1.
a small farm, especially one worked by a tenant.
2.
a small plot of ground adjacent to a house and used as a kitchen garden, to pasture one or two cows, etc.; a garden large enough to feed a family or have commercial value.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English: small field

croft2

[krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/
noun
1.
a small, portable filing cabinet of table height, having drop leaves for use as a table.
Origin
named after the Rev. Sir Herbert Croft (1757-1816), lexicologist, its inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for croft

croft

/krɒft/
noun (Brit)
1.
a small enclosed plot of land, adjoining a house, worked by the occupier and his family, esp in Scotland
2.
(Lancashire, dialect) a patch of wasteland, formerly one used for bleaching fabric in the sun
Word Origin
Old English croft; related to Middle Dutch krocht hill, field, Old English creopan to creep
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Word Origin and History for croft
n.

Old English croft "enclosed field, small field," of unknown etymology. Crofter is 1799, originally Scottish.

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