verb (used with object), wat·tled, wat·tling.
Origin of wattle
Examples from the Web for wattle
Historical Examples of wattle
It is built of oak framework, filled in with “wattle and daub.”English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
As for "wattle and daub" I could wish that it had never been invented.Ten Books on Architecture
The wattle hanging from the neck is of a light orange at the tip.The Western World
The walls of the dormitory were constructed in what is well known as "wattle and daub."Prisoners Their Own Warders
J. F. A. McNair
For leave to sit by their wattle they demanded contributions of fuel.War and Peace
Word Origin for wattle
"fleshy appendage below the neck of certain birds," 1510s (extended jocularly to human beings, 1560s), of uncertain origin and of doubtful relationship to wattle (n.1).
"stakes interlaced with twigs and forming the framework of the wall of a building," Old English watol "hurdle," in plural "twigs, thatching, tiles," related to weðel "bandage," of unknown origin. Surviving in wattle-and-daub "building material for huts, etc." (1808).