- Lu·kas [loo-kuh s] /ˈlu kəs/, 1922–2009, U.S. pianist, conductor, and composer; born in Germany.
- a moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water.
- any ditch, trench, or canal.
Origin of fosse
Examples from the Web for foss
Contemporary Examples of foss
Foss occasionally supplied pulpits in Baltimore and its suburbs, to the derision of the Herald agnostics.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
Historical Examples of foss
Gus lost it to Poole, who knocked it over to a player named Foss.Dave Porter and His Rivals
Try the foss,” suggested the house-carle; “you seldom fail to get one there.Erling the Bold
Foss, the Ohio quarterback, was the individual star of the game.Practical English Composition: Book II.
Edwin L. Miller
Mr. Foss, with a triumphant smile, barely waited for him to finish.
"But you're talking as if I was going to do it," objected Mr. Foss.
- a ditch or moat, esp one dug as a fortification
Word Origin for fosse
early 14c. (late 13c. in place names), "ditch, trench," mid-15c., from Old French fosse "ditch, grave, dungeon" (12c.), from Latin fossa "ditch," in full fossa terra, literally "dug earth," from fem. past participle of fodere "to dig" (see fossil).
The Fosse-way (early 12c.), one of the four great Roman roads of Britain, probably was so called from the ditch on either side of it.