- a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
- a bundle; bunch.
- a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
- bouquet garni.
- to bind or make into a fagot.
- to ornament with fagoting.
Also British, fag·got.
Origin of fagot
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for fagots
Fagots were then collected, and piled around him to which he appeared quite indifferent.The Slavery Question
Fagots were stacked at one end of the clearing; a pile of loose bark lay near.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Fagots for a witch: The introduction of this witch element into a Greek legend rather mars the consistency of the poem.The Vision of Sir Launfal
James Russell Lowell
Word Origin and History for fagots
early spelling of faggot (n.1).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper