fosse


fosse

noun \ˈfäs\

Definition of FOSSE

:  ditch, moat

Variants of FOSSE

fosse or foss \ˈfäs\

Examples of FOSSE

  1. <the first line of defense is a water-filled fosse that enemy troops would have to cross>

Origin of FOSSE

Middle English fosse, from Anglo-French, from Latin fossa, from feminine of fossus
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to FOSSE

Synonyms
dike, ditch (or foss), gutter, sheugh [chiefly Scottish], trench, trough

Rhymes with FOSSE

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