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carucate

[kar-oo-keyt, -yoo-] /ˈkær ʊˌkeɪt, -yʊ-/
noun
1.
an old English unit of land-area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin carrūcāta, equivalent to car(r)ūc(a) plow, plow team (Latin: traveling carriage, with the sense “wheeled plow” in Gaul (> French charru plow); akin to Latin carrus four-wheeled Gaulish wagon; see car1) + -āta -ate1
Related forms
carucated, adjective
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