heaf

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

heaf (plural heafs)

  1. (Northern England) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become heafed; a heft.

Verb[edit]

heaf (third-person singular simple present heafs, present participle heafing, simple past and past participle heafed)

  1. (Northern England) (of farm animals, especially a flock of sheep) To become accustomed to and attached to an area of mountain pasture, seldom straying from it.