furlong

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English furlong, forlong, from Old English furlang, from furh (furrow) +‎ lang (long); originally the typical length of a furrow in an average field.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɜː(ɹ)lɒŋ/
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furlong (plural furlongs)

  1. (chiefly historical) A unit of length equal to 220 yards, 18 mile, or 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse racing.

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