Thwaite (?), n. Zool.

The twaite.

 

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Thwaite, n. [CF. Icel. veit a piece of land, fr. vita to cut. See Thwite, and cf. Doit, and Twaite land cleared of woods.]

Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Thwaite occurs in composition as the last element in many names of places in the north of England; as, in Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite.

 

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