Definitions for: Frith

Webster (1913) Definition: Frith, n. [OE. firth, Icel. fj["o]r?r; akin to Sw.
fj["a]rd, Dan. fiord, E. ford. [root]78. See Ford, n., and
cf. Firth, Fiord, Fret a frith, Port a harbor.]
1. (Geog.) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening
of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.

2. A kind of weir for catching fish. [Eng.] --Carew.

Frith, n. [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed
for hunting, park, forest, AS. fri? peace; akin to freno?
peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. fri?r, and
from the root of E. free, friend. See Free, a., and cf.
Affray, Defray.]
1. A forest; a woody place. [Obs.] --Drayton.

2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an
inclosure. [Obs.] --Sir J. Wynne.

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