Pronounced: BIB-lee-uh-taf (alt BIB-lee-uh-tahf), noun

Notes: You may know this word; at least, part of the word

Yesterday’s word

The word exclosure means “a fenced area, especially in a wide open area, to keep unwanted animals out”

First usage

This word came into English around 1920

Background / Comments

Our word is the other side of ‘enclosure’, which is a fenced area to keep wanted animals in. It comes from ex- (out) and closure (barrier), which comes from the Latin word claudere (to close). I guess that in the phrase “good fences make good neighbors”, it is implied that such fences are an exclosure.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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