crofting

[[t]krɒ̱ftɪŋ, AM krɔ͟ːft-[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
In Scotland, crofting is the activity of farming on small pieces of land.

...isolated crofting communities.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • crofting — tiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: croft (I) + ing 1. chiefly Britain a. : the quality or state of being successively cropped b …   Useful english dictionary

  • crofting — noun A form of land tenure and small scale food production, unique to the Highlands and islands of Scotland, in which individual crofts are established on the better land while a large area of poor quality hill ground is shared by all the… …   Wiktionary

  • crofting — croft|ing [ˈkrɔftıŋ US ˈkro:f ] n [U] BrE the system of farming on crofts in Scotland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crofting — noun (U) the system of farming on crofts in Scotland …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crofting — croft·ing …   English syllables

  • crofting — UK [ˈkrɒftɪŋ] / US [ˈkrɑftɪŋ] noun [uncountable] farming on a croft …   English dictionary

  • Scottish Crofting Foundation — The Scottish Crofting Foundation (SCF), formerly called the Scottish Crofters Union (SCU), is an organisation of crofting communities in the highlands and islands of Scotland. Its magazine is called The Crofter .The SCF is currently involved in… …   Wikipedia

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