Definition of pendicle in US English:

pendicle

noun

Scottish
  • 1A small piece of ground, a cottage, etc., forming a dependent or subsidiary part of an estate; (in later use especially) such a part separately sublet.

  • 2Generally. A thing dependent on another; a subsidiary, an appurtenance, an appendage.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pitfirrane Writs. From post-classical Latin pendiculum hanging ornament, tassel, hook, handle, curtain, land or building that is a dependent part of an estate (frequently 1481–1573 in Scottish sources) from classical Latin pendēre to hang + -culum; compare -cle.

Pronunciation

pendicle

/ˈpɛndɪk(ə)l/