Thatch Thatch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thatched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thatching}.] [From {Thatch}, n.: cf. OE. thecchen, AS. ?eccean to cover.] To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack of grain. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thatching — is the craft of covering a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is probably the oldest roofing material and has been used in both… …   Wikipedia

  • Thatching — Thatch ing, n. 1. The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. The materials used for this purpose; thatch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thatching — [thach′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person who thatches 2. material for a thatch roof, etc …   English World dictionary

  • thatching — [[t]θæ̱tʃɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Thatching is straw or reeds used to make a roof. 2) N UNCOUNT Thatching is the skill or activity of making roofs from straw or reeds …   English dictionary

  • thatching — /ˈθætʃɪŋ/ (say thaching) noun 1. the act or skill of covering with thatch. 2. the material used for thatching; thatch. {thatch + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • thatching — /thach ing/, n. thatch (def. 1). [1350 1400; ME thecchyng. See THATCH, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thatching — noun Bundles of hay or straw used to make a roof. Syn: thatch …   Wiktionary

  • thatching — θætʃ n. covering or mat made from straw; material that resembles straw or hay (often referring to hair) v. cover, put a thatch over …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thatching — thatch·ing …   English syllables

  • thatching — chiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English thecchyng, from gerund of thecchen, thacchen to thatch 1. : the act or art of covering with thatch 2. [thatch (II) + ing] …   Useful english dictionary

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