plural -s
: the placing of pottery in a kiln for firing

Word History


French, action of placing pieces of pottery in saggers, from encaster to place (pieces of pottery) in saggers (irregular from en- en- entry 1 + casette sagger, from case compartment, square of a chessboard—from Spanish casa square of a chessboard, house, from Latin, hut, cabin—+ -ette) + -age

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near encastage

Cite this Entry

“Encastage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encastage. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!