Definition of runrig in English:

runrig

noun

Scottish
historical
  • 1A thin strip of arable land held under a particular system of land tenure.

  • 2The system of land tenure by which an area of arable land or pastureland is divided into irregular strips, each of which is then allocated by lot to a tenant on a rotation system; = rundale.

adverb

Scottish
historical
  • With reference to the holding or allocation of land: in separate strips cultivated by different tenants.

adjective

Scottish
historical
  • Held under or designating the system of land tenure by which an area of arable land is divided into thin strips and allocated to tenants.

Origin

Late Middle English. From run + rig. Compare rundale, run-ridge.

Pronunciation

runrig

/ˈrʌnrɪɡ/