- a thread made by North American Indians from the divided roots of certain conifers and used in weaving and sewing.
Also wat·tap, wa·ta·pe [wuh-tah-pee, wa-] /wəˈtɑ pi, wæ-/.
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Examples from the Web for wattap
The sheets of bark were then fastened round the gunwales by wattap, and sewn together with the same materials at the joinings.Among the Red-skins
As Martin got better he employed himself in making some small nets of wattap, of which we obtained a plentiful supply.Snow Shoes and Canoes
William H. G. Kingston
- a stringy thread made by North American Indians from the roots of various conifers and used for weaving and sewing
C18: from Canadian French, from Cree watapiy