furlong
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfɜː(ɹ)lɒŋ/
Noun

furlong (plural furlongs)

  1. (mostly, historical) A unit of length equal to 220 yards, frac 8 mile, or 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse racing.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Revelation 14:20 ↗:
      And the winepreſſe was troden without the citie, and blood came out of the winepreſſe, euen vnto the horſe bridles, by the ſpace of a thouſand and ſixe hundred furlongs.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i], page 1 ↗, column Gonz.}} Now would I giue a thouſand furlongs of Sea, for an Acre of barren ground : Long heath, Browne firrs, any thing;{{...}:
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Translations
Furlong
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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