furlong

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From Old English furh (furrow) +‎ lang (long); the typical length of a furrow in an average field.

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furlong (plural furlongs)

  1. (archaic) A unit of length equal to 220 yards or exactly 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse racing.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 14:59