1) A trap or ‘gin’ for catching hares.

The word is first on record in an Act of 1389 but most Yorkshire examples are found later, in cases where poachers were brought to court: 1637 fistulas leporar’, Angl. harepipes, Stainborough

1674 set one snare or harepipe in a hedge in his owne close, Mirfield

1696 Abraham Fitton illegally three hares with harepipes, Lepton.

dates 1637 1674

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