Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of applying thatch, as to a roof.
  • noun The fibrous material of which thatch is composed, as straw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.
  • noun The materials used for this purpose; thatch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Bundles of hay or straw used to make a roof.
  • verb Present participle of thatch.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The thatching is begun at the apex of the roof on boards and worked towards the bottom.

    Bunratty Castle, Ireland « Colleen Anderson

  • Where could one find a machine to tie or bind straws / reeds used for "thatching" roofs on heritage preserved buildings in Ireland.

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  • It used to be a vital part of the woodland economy, coppiced to make baskets and hurdles, thatching spars and sticks, charcoal and fagots.

    A life less ordinary: Tobias Jones

  • She's petite, button-nosed, doe-eyed, with a boyish thatching of short hair flopped over her forehead.

    Oscars: Inside the Vanity Fair party after the awards

  • Recently, we have witnessed a powerful custom to adorn one's sukkah with images of tragic dwelling places throughout our country and in the developing world: FEMA trailers, African huts of wood and thatching, flimsy tents, dilapidated shacks and even small cars that have become makeshift homes.

    Rabbi Aaron Alexander: Huts Of Joy, Homes Of Shelter

  • She's petite, button-nosed, doe-eyed, with a boyish thatching of short hair flopped over her forehead.

    Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar party

  • Slough grass was used as thatching, sweetgrass and sage were burned in ceremonial rituals.

    Bird Cloud

  • Slough grass was used as thatching, sweetgrass and sage were burned in ceremonial rituals.

    Bird Cloud

  • Slough grass was used as thatching, sweetgrass and sage were burned in ceremonial rituals.

    Bird Cloud

  • Some were sent into the woods to cut timber for house-beams, others to cutting cane-grass for thatching, and forty of them lifted a whale-boat above their heads and carried it down to the sea.

    Chapter 3

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