gate

In Yorkshire, England, ? – 19th century, a unit of entitlement to grazing privileges on the commons.

Animals put to graze Number of Gates
1 cow 1
5 sheep 1
1 full-grown horse 2
3 twenters (a twenter is a 2-year-old heifer) 2
2 stirks (a stirk is a 1-year-old calf) 1
1 stag (a stag is a 2-year old colt)

James Britten.
Old Country and Farming Words.
English Dialect Society, number 30.
London: Trübner and Co., 1880.

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