Definitions for "Furlong"
Keywords:  eighth, furrow, yard, mile, plow
A measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards.
Unit of length equal to 40 poles (220 yards). Its name derives from "furrow long", the length of a furrow that oxen can plow before they are rested and turned. See Gunter's chain.
A 220 yard (1/8 mile) unit of distance often used for horse race measurement.