fosse

or foss

[ fos, faws ]
/ fɒs, fɔs /

noun

a moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water.
any ditch, trench, or canal.

Origin of fosse

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin fossa fossa1

Definition for fosse (2 of 2)

Fosse

[ fos-ee ]
/ ˈfɒs i /

noun

Robert LouisBob, 1927–87, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and theater and film director.
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fosse

foss

/ (fɒs) /

noun

a ditch or moat, esp one dug as a fortification

Word Origin for fosse

C14: from Old French, from Latin fossa; see fossa 1
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