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4 definitions found
 for Fosse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fosse \Fosse\, n. [F., fr. L. fossa, fr. fodere, fossum, to
     dig.]
     1. (Fort.) A ditch or moat.
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     2. (Anat.) See Fossa.
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     Fosse road. See Fosseway.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ditch \Ditch\ (?; 224), n.; 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.
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     2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of
        the earth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "fosse":
     abri, approach trench, aqueduct, bunker, canal, canalization,
     channel, communication trench, countermine, coupure, crimp, cut,
     dike, ditch, double sap, dugout, entrenchment, fire trench,
     flying sap, fortified tunnel, foxhole, gallery, goffer, gutter,
     ha-ha, kennel, mine, moat, parallel, pleat, sap, slit trench,
     sunk fence, trench, trough, tunnel
  
  

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