delf definition

  • noun:
    • A mine, quarry, pit dug; ditch
    • alternate kind of delftware. Delftware
    • A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch.
    • Same as delftware.
    • such a thing created by delving or searching; a mine, quarry, pit, ditch, channel, etc.
    • A catch-water drain; in a sea-embankment, the drain on the landward side. Also improperly written delph.
    • A bed of coal or of ironstone.
    • In heraldry, a square expected to represent a sod of grass used as a bearing. It is one of several so-called abatements of honor, and thus is modern-day and untrue heraldry. See abatement, 3.
    • Delftware. See ware.
    • an excavation; frequently a quarry or mine

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