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1thatch

transitive verb \ˈthach\

: to make (a roof) with dried plant material (called thatch)

Full Definition of THATCH

:  to cover with or as if with thatch
thatch·er noun

Origin of THATCH

Middle English thecchen, from Old English theccan to cover; akin to Old High German decchen to cover, Latin tegere, Greek stegein to cover, stegos roof, Sanskrit sthagati he covers
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

2thatch

noun

: dried plant material (such as straw or leaves) that is used to make the roof of a building

: a roof made of thatch : a thatched roof

: a thick mass of hair on a person's head

Full Definition of THATCH

1
a :  a plant material (as straw) used as a sheltering cover especially of a house
b :  a sheltering cover (as a house roof) made of such material
c :  a mat of undecomposed plant material (as grass clippings) accumulated next to the soil in a grassy area (as a lawn)
2
:  something likened to the thatch of a house; especially :  the hair of one's head

Examples of THATCH

  1. Mice were living in the thatch of the roof.
  2. We ate lunch in the shade under the thatch of a beachfront restaurant.
  3. her thatch of dark brown hair

First Known Use of THATCH

14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

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