Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ditch or moat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ditch or moat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ditch or moat.
  • n. See Fossa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. see foss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fossa; see fossa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Old French, from Latin fossa ("ditch, trench"). (Wiktionary)

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