A unit of length equal to 220 yards, 40 poles, rods, or perches, or ten (10) chains. The term is derived from the phrase "furrow long", or the distance oxen can plow before they are rested. See also Furlong equivalents and conversions and the various Converting furlongs to... entries.
Added: Wed Apr 26 2006
Last Modified: Fri Feb 01 2008