hut, n.2 : Oxford English Dictionary


Pronunciation: , , , 
Forms: 
Scottish 1600s huittis (plural), 1700s hutt, 1700s– hut, 1900s– hot; Irish English (northern) 1900s– hud, 1900s– hut. (Show Less)
Origin: A variant or alteration of another lexical item. Etymon:
Etymology: Originally a variant of , now usually distinguished in form in the sense below.(Show Less)
Scottish and Irish English (northern). Now rare.

1640   Brechin Test. V. 308 in at Huit  
Two huittis or ruikis of bear quhilk he estimatis to tuentie bollis bear.
1773   33  
A hut of corn is a small clump or stack, resembling a hay quoil or rick; and consists of about forty, fifty, or more sheaves.
1940   10 Aug. 127/2  
A ‘cap’ of spread sheaves will add greatly to security if the ‘huts’ of sheaves are likely to be left out long.
1975   J. Y. Mather & H. H. Speitel I. 259  
Heap of hay (the first small heap, usually three feet high, made by haymakers), [Angus, Bute, East Lothian] Hut, [East Lothian, Dumfries] Hot, [Down] Hud.

1640—1975(Hide quotations)

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