fosse

noun \ ˈfäs \
variants: or foss

Definition of fosse

: ditch, moat

Examples of fosse in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of fosse

Middle English fosse, borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Latin fossa "ditch, trench," noun derivative from feminine of fossus, past participle of fodere "to jab, dig" — more at 1fossil


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