from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A finely-ground paste of meat, game, fish or vegetables, sometimes with the addition of alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small pasty In fortification, a kind of platform, usually of a roundish or oval shape, erected on marshy ground to cover a gate.
Borrowing from French pâté ("paste") (Wiktionary)