hectacre etymology

English word hectacre comes from English acre, English hectare

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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 [...]
hectare English (eng) A unit of surface area (symbol ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundredth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water.
hectacre English (eng) (nonstandard, erroneous) Hectare.

Words with the same origin as hectacre

Descendants of hectare
decare hectarage