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ait

 (āt)
n. Chiefly British
A small island.

[Middle English eit, from Old English īgeth, diminutive of īg, īeg, island; see island.]

ait

(eɪt) or

eyot

n
dialect an islet, esp in a river
[Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island]

ait

(eɪt)

n. Brit.
a small island, esp. in a river.
[before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg island. See island]
eyot, ait - A small island in a river or lake is an eyot or ait.
See also related terms for lake.
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Eyots i.e small islands would be developed inside the lake while huts were being built, Ajmal Rahim said adding that the project was being executed on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to provide a natural habitat to animals including migratory birds and a recreational facility for the people of South Punjab.
Eyots and Aits is the first comprehensive guide to the diverse range of islands dotted along the Thames.
AITS islets, especially ones on a river, as the airs or eyots of the river Thames, UK (OED)