wattle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wot'l), [key]
— n., v., adj. -tled, -tling,
- Often,a number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc.
- a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch.
- (in Australia) any of various acacias whose shoots and branches were used by the early colonists for wattles, now valued esp. for their bark, which is used in tanning.
- a fleshy lobe or appendage hanging down from the throat or chin of certain birds, as the domestic chicken or turkey.
- to bind, wall, fence, etc., with wattle or wattles.
- to roof or frame with or as if with wattles.
- to form into a basketwork; interweave; interlace.
- to make or construct by interweaving twigs or branches: to wattle a fence.
- built or roofed with wattle or wattles.
- wattle (Thesaurus)