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fagot

[fag-uh t]
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noun
  1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
  2. a bundle; bunch.
  3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
  4. bouquet garni.
verb (used with object)
  1. to bind or make into a fagot.
  2. to ornament with fagoting.
Also British, fag·got.

Origin of fagot

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
Related formsfag·ot·er, nounun·fag·ot·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fagot

Historical Examples

  • Fagot vote, a vote created by the partitioning of a property into as many tenements as will entitle the holders to vote.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Fagot stitch from side to side catching the thread into the running stitches.


Word Origin and History for fagot

n.

early spelling of faggot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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