- thatch, edward,
- thatcher, margaret,
Origin of thatching
verb (used with object)
Origin of thatch
Examples from the Web for thatching
Its large leaves are used for thatching roofs, for which purpose they are well fitted and very durable.
The thatching I followed for several years after I left my regular work as a farm hand.From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography|George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
Does the upper part of these house symbols (25-26) indicate roof mats or thatching?Day Symbols of the Maya Year|Cyrus Thomas
A man wearing a malo was up on the roof of one, thatching it with grass.
I be a thatcher, and thatching to-the-truth-of-music is about done for.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins
- Also called: thatchinga roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
- a roof made of such a material
Word Origin for thatch
Old English þeccan "to cover," related to þæc "roof, thatching material," from Proto-Germanic *thakan (cf. Old Saxon thekkian, Old Norse þekja, Old Frisian thekka, Middle Dutch decken, Old High German decchen, German decken "to cover"), from PIE *(s)tog-/*(s)teg- "cover" (see stegosaurus).
Old English þæc "roof, thatch," from the source of thatch (v.). Cf. Old Norse þak, Old Frisian thek, Middle Dutch dak "roof," Old High German dah, German Dach "roof."