[ fag-uht ]

  1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.

  2. a bundle; bunch.

  1. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.

verb (used with object)
  1. to bind or make into a fagot.

  2. to ornament with fagoting.

Origin of fagot

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
  • Also British, fag·got .

Other words from fagot

  • fag·ot·er, noun
  • un·fag·ot·ed, adjective

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How to use fagot in a sentence

  • 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