fosse

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noun \ ˈfäs \
variants: or foss
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of fosse

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

fosse Synonyms

Synonyms
dike, ditch (or foss), gutter, sheugh [chiefly Scottish], trench, trough
Related Words
acequia [Southwest], culvert, drain, draw, gully (also gulley), ravine; drill, furrow; ha-ha, moat, stank [British dialect], sunk fence; kennel


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