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fagot

[ fag-uht ]
/ ˈfæg ət /
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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.

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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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Example sentences from the Web for fagot

  • 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
  • Fagots were stacked at one end of the clearing; a pile of loose bark lay near.

    A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
  • Fagots were then collected, and piled around him to which he appeared quite indifferent.

    The Slavery Question|John Lawrence
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