fagoting

[ fag-uh-ting ]
/ ˈfæg ə tɪŋ /

noun

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

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Definition for fagoting (2 of 2)

fagot
[ fag-uh t ]
/ ˈfæg ət /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fagot

fag·ot·er, nounun·fag·ot·ed, adjective
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