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fother

noun foth·er \ ˈfät͟hə(r) \
variants: or fodder \-ädə-\

Definition of fother

plural -s
1 now dialectal, England : load; especially : wagonload
2 : any of various units of weight for lead; especially : a modern unit equal to 19¹/₂ hundredweights

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Origin and Etymology of fother

Middle English, from Old English fōther; akin to Old High German fuodar cartload, Old English fæthm embracing or outstretched arms


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fother

\ " \

Definition of fother


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fother

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of fother

-ed/-ing/-s
: to cover (a sail or piece of canvas) especially with oakum or rope yarn for use in temporarily stopping a leak in the hull of a ship

Origin and Etymology of fother

probably modification of Low German fodern to line, from Middle Low German vōderen, from vōder lining; akin to Gothic fodr sheath


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