Meaning of virgate

vir•gate

Pronunciation: (vûr'git, -gāt), [key]
— adj.
  1. shaped like a rod or wand; long, slender, and straight.

vir•gate

Pronunciation: (vûr'git, -gāt), [key]
— n.
  1. an early English measure of land of varying extent, usually considered equivalent to a quarter of a hide, or about 30 acres (12 hectares).
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