[ fat-wood ]
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nounSouth Atlantic States.
  1. kindling; lightwood.

Origin of fatwood

First recorded in 1905–10; fat + wood1

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How to use fatwood in a sentence

  • He threw another chunk of fatwood on the fire, and watched the smoky flame go dancing up the chimney.

    The Purple Heights | Marie Conway Oemler
  • Somebody, discovering Daddy Neptune's woodpile, had kindled a fatwood torch.

    The Purple Heights | Marie Conway Oemler