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oxgang (plural oxgangs)
- (archaic or Old English Law) The area of land that could be ploughed by an ox in a day; one eighth of a carucate.
- (archaic or Old English Law) A measure of land of uncertain quantity.
- (archaic, UK dialectal, Scotland) A measure of land equivalent to thirteen acres.
- Land was normally ploughed with a team of eight oxen. An oxgang is roughly 13-15 acres, an eighth share of the land ploughed by an ox team in a day. The area differed by locality. In Scottish law it was about 13 acres - but this was also dependent on soil quality.
- Worchester, Joseph. A Dictionary of the English Language. Boston, 1881.