Definitions for aiteɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ait
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small island, esp. in a river.
Origin of ait:
bef. 900; ME eyt, OE ȳgett, dim. of ieg, īg island. See island
An island in a river, especially the River Thames in England.
A too-low number of platelets in one's blood, especially a newborn's or fetus', due to alloimmunity.
Origin: of alloimmune thrombocytopenia.
an islet, or little isle, in a river or lake; an eyot
An ait is a small island. It is especially used to refer to river islands found on the River Thames and its tributaries in England. Aits are typically formed by the deposition of sediment in the water, which accumulates over a period of time. An ait is characteristically long and narrow, and may become a permanent island. However, aits may also be eroded: the resulting sediment is deposited further downstream and could result in another ait. A channel with numerous aits is called a braided channel.
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