\fag"ot\ (?) n. [f., prob. aug. of l. fax, facis, torch, perh. orig., a bundle of sticks; cf. gr. &?;&?;&?;&?;&?;&?;&?; bundle, fagot. cf. fagotto.]
1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.
2. a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.
3. (mus.) a bassoon. see fagotto.
4. a person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company. [eng.]
5. an old shriveled woman. [slang, eng.]
iron, iron, in bars or masses, manufactured from fagots.
vote, the vote of a person who has been constituted a voter by being made a landholder, for party purposes. [political cant, eng.]
\fag"ot\ (?) v. t. [imp. & p. p. fagoted; p. pr. & vb. n. fagoting.] to make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.
1. offensive terms for an openly homosexual man [syn: faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf]
2. a bundle of sticks and branches bound together [syn: faggot]