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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat-woo d]
    • /ˈfætˌwʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat-woo d]
    • /ˈfætˌwʊd/

Definitions of fatwood word

  • noun fatwood kindling; lightwood. 1
  • noun fatwood A heartwood of pine trees, impregnated with resin, useful in the manufacture of pitch and pine tar. 1
  • noun fatwood any wood used for kindling, esp the resinous wood from the stump of a pine tree 0
  • noun fatwood lightwood 0

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Origin of fatwood

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; fat + wood1

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Parts of speech for Fatwood


fatwood popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for fatwood

noun fatwood

  • firewood — wood suitable for fuel.
  • woodGrant, 1892–1942, U.S. painter.
  • tinder — a highly flammable material or preparation formerly used for catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together for fire or light.
  • lightwood — Also called fatwood. kindling.
  • coals — The glowing embers that result when wood is burned, and that can continue to release intense heat (Wikipedia).

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