Definition of quickset in English:



mass nounBritish
  • Hedging, especially of hawthorn, grown from slips or cuttings.

    ‘the fields were hedged around with quickset’
    as modifier ‘quickset hedges’
    • ‘The European quickset hedges of hawthorn and willow never became popular on the Island, perhaps because maintaining them is quite laborious.’
    • ‘Pyramidal cypress and white poplar are used in an estimated 75 percent of the quickset hedgerows in the lower Rhone.’
    • ‘Later parliamentary enclosures were characterised by quickset hawthorn hedges running in straight lines.’
    • ‘The subdivision by quickset hawthorn hedges came slightly later as drainage improved the quality of the pasture, enabling cattle rather than sheep to be stocked.’
    hedgerow, row of bushes, fence
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