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Definition of "thatch" [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)

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.

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."