pisé

[pee-zey]
Also pisay.

Origin of pisé

1790–1800; < French, noun use of past participle of piser to beat down (earth) < Latin pīsāre, pīnsere to pound, stamp down
Also called pisé de terre [duh tair] /də ˈtɛər/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pise

Historical Examples of pise


British Dictionary definitions for pise

pisé

noun
  1. rammed earth or clay used to make floors or wallsAlso called: pisé de terre

Word Origin for pisé

C18: French, from past participle of piser, from Latin pisare to beat, pound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012