ETYM AS. croft; akin to Dutch kroft hillock; cf. Gael. croit hump, croft.
(Great Britain) A small farm worked by a crofter.
Small farm in the Highlands of Scotland, traditionally farming common land cooperatively; the 1886 Crofters Act gave security of tenure to crofters. Today, although grazing land is still shared, arable land is typically enclosed.
Crofting is the only form of subsistence farming found in the UK.