Definition of "thatch" []

  • Plant stalks or foliage, such as reeds or palm fronds, used for roofing. (noun)
  • Something, such as a thick growth of hair on the head, that resembles thatch. (noun)
  • Dead turf, as on a lawn. (noun)
  • To cover with or as if with thatch. (verb-transitive)
  • A roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A roof made of such a material (noun)
  • Anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head (noun)
  • Any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching (noun)
  • To cover (a roof) with thatch (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thatch" in a sentence
  • "The thatch is watertight and snug, though it must be replaced every few years."
  • ""Aren't fizzles -- that is what you called the thatch over her eyebrows; isn't it?"
  • "He listened attentively when I suggested a roof of palm thatch, which is much less likely to be damaged and more easily repaired."