The Collaborative International Dictionary
fagot \fag"ot\ (f[a^]g"[u^]t) n. [F., prob. aug. of L. fax, facis, torch, perh. orig., a bundle of sticks; cf. Gr. fa`kelos bundle, fagot. Cf. Fagotto.]
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.
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.
(Mus.) A bassoon. See Fagotto.
A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company. [Eng.]
An old shriveled woman. [Slang, Eng.]
Fagot iron, iron, in bars or masses, manufactured from fagots.
Fagot vote, the vote of a person who has been constituted a voter by being made a landholder, for party purposes.