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fagoting

[fag-uh-ting]
noun
  1. an openwork decoration of fabric in which thread is drawn in crisscross stitches across an open seam.
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Also British, fag·got·ing.

Origin of fagoting

First recorded in 1880–85; fagot + -ing1

fagot

[fag-uh t]
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.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bind or make into a fagot.
  2. to ornament with fagoting.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for faggoting

faggoting

esp US fagoting

noun
  1. decorative needlework done by tying vertical threads together in bundles
  2. a decorative way of joining two hems by crisscross stitches
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Word Origin and History for faggoting

fagot

n.

early spelling of faggot (n.1).

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