fagot

fagot

[fag-uht]
noun
1.
a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
2.
a bundle; bunch.
3.
a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
verb (used with object)
5.
to bind or make into a fagot.
6.
to ornament with fagoting.
Also, British, faggot.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin

fagoter, noun
unfagoted, adjective
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faggot or esp (US) fagot1 (ˈfæɡət)
 
n
1.  a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel
2.  a bundle of iron bars, esp a box formed by four pieces of wrought iron and filled with scrap to be forged into wrought iron
3.  a ball of chopped meat, usually pork liver, bound with herbs and bread and eaten fried
4.  a bundle of anything
 
vb
5.  to collect into a bundle or bundles
6.  needlework to do faggoting on (a garment, piece of cloth, etc)
 
[C14: from Old French, perhaps from Greek phakelos bundle]
 
fagot or esp (US) fagot1
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: from Old French, perhaps from Greek phakelos bundle]

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fagot
early spelling of faggot.
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