lych gate

lych gate

noun
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lych gate or lich gate (lɪtʃ)
 
n
a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used during funerals as a temporary shelter for the bier
 
[C15: lich, from Old English līc corpse]
 
lich gate or lich gate
 
n
 
[C15: lich, from Old English līc corpse]

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