Definition of pightle in English:



  • A small field or enclosure.

    • ‘Passing by your broad acres this fine morning we saw a pightle, which we deemed would suit.’
    • ‘That was my Granny's house behind the Dacks' and a pightie at the back - we used to call them pightles, you'd call them meadows.’
    • ‘He had a house on a pightle of pasture of just over 2 acres where, no doubt, he kept a cow, a few chickens and geese and a pig.’
    • ‘In Norfolk, where he lived, a small field or enclosure is known as a "pightle."’
    • ‘This date is supported by the deeds to the property, the first of which, of 1729 refers to a newly built cottage and a pightle of land.’


Middle English: origin obscure, apparently diminutive.