Meaning of legget in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡət/


dialect British, East Anglian English
  • A tool used to smooth the thatch by driving the butts of the reeds evenly into place.

    A legget is made of a flat board (with a handle attached) which is grooved on one side; as the legget is hammered against the butts of the reeds, the grooves dress them into place. Traditionally the board was wooden and studded with flattened nails (to create the grooves); metal cast with a grooved pattern is now also used.


Mid 16th century. Origin unknown.