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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cart-gate, Cairt-gait(t, n. Also: cart gait; cairt gate, get. [Northern e.m.E. cartgate (1594). See also Kart-gate.] A cartway, cartroad. 1529 M. Wks. Acc. I. 14 b.
To v verkmen puttand downe the forsaid hundreitht peis [of ashlar] to the cart gait
Ib. 22.
For beryng to the cart gait of the samyn [rys]
1601 Reg. Great S. 417/2.
Fra that as the cart gait gangis southwest the Drum to ane uther cairt gait
1627 Bamff Chart. 210.
Fra the north end of the said barne north … to the hie cairt get, and sua north be the said cairt get [etc.]
1635 Reg. Great S. 152/2.
Cum servitudine unius lie cairtgaitt de latitudine 16 pedum vel eo-circa
1659 Hay Diary 76.
To give either the east or west syd of his feld for a cartgate
1660 Melrose R. Rec. I. 317.
That sche … sall have frie isch and entrie … and frie cairt-gate there

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