Thatch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thatched p. pr. & vb. n. Thatching.] To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack of grain.
1. Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
2. Bot. A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
Thatch sparrow, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]
n 1: hair resembling thatched roofing material
2: plant stalks used as roofing material
3: an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the
Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718) [syn: Teach,
Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard]
4: a house roof made with a plant material (as straw) [syn: thatched
v : cover with thatch; "thatch the roofs"