- Rhymes: -ɛlf
delf (plural delves or delf)
- A mine, quarry, pit dug; ditch
- alternative form of Delftware
1941, Sarah Atherton, Mark's Own, Bobbs-Merrill:
- Men can't munch from meatless pots and doughless delf.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
delf n (nominative plural delf)