hectacre etymology

English word hectacre comes from English acre, English hect- (Form of hecto-—meaning 100—used before a vowel.)

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Detailed word origin of hectacre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
acre English (eng) (informal, usually plural) A large quantity.. (informal, usually plural) A wide expanse.. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.. (obsolete) A field.. (obsolete) The acre's breadth by the length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yds (≈20 m) by 220 yrds (≈200 m).. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or [...]
hect- English (eng) Form of hecto-—meaning 100—used before a vowel.
hectacre English (eng) (rare) One hundred acres.

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