Definition of metewand in English:

metewand

(also metwand)

noun

  • 1A measuring rod; = "meteyard". regional and historical in later use.

  • 2Literary. A standard by which something is measured or judged; a criterion. Now archaic.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. From mete + wand.

Pronunciation

metewand

/ˈmiːtwɒnd/