3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fosse \Fosse\, noun [F., fr. L. fossa, fr. fodere, fossum, to dig.]

1. (Fort.) A ditch or moat.

2. (Anat.) See {Fossa}.

{Fosse road}. See {Fosseway}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ditch \Ditch\ (?; 224), noun; pl. {Ditches}. [OE. dich, orig. the same word as dik. See {Dike}.]

1. A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a {moat} or a {fosse}.

2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water [syn: {moat}, {fosse}]

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