Hessian

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Hes·sian

 (hĕsh′ən)
adj.
Of or relating to Hesse or its inhabitants.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Hesse.
2. A German mercenary in the British army in America during the Revolutionary War.
3. A mercenary soldier.

hessian

(ˈhɛsɪən)
n
(Textiles) a coarse jute fabric similar to sacking, used for bags, upholstery, etc
[C18: from Hesse + -ian]

Hessian

(ˈhɛsɪən)
n
1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Hesse
2. (Historical Terms)
a. a Hessian soldier in any of the mercenary units of the British Army in the War of American Independence or the Napoleonic Wars
b. US any German mercenary in the British Army during the War of American Independence
3. (Military) chiefly US a mercenary or ruffian
adj
4. (Peoples) of or relating to Hesse or its inhabitants
5. (Placename) of or relating to Hesse or its inhabitants

Hes•sian

(ˈhɛʃ ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Hesse or its inhabitants.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Hesse.
3. a Hessian mercenary used by England during the American Revolution.
4. a hireling or ruffian.
5. (l.c.) Chiefly Brit. burlap.
[1670–80; Hesse, Germany + -ian]

hessian

burlap
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hessian - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boothessian - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Hessian

noun
A freelance fighter:
Translations
Hessin

hessian

[ˈhesɪən] (esp Brit)
A. Narpillera f
B. ADJde arpillera

hessian

[ˈhɛsiən] ntoile f de jute, jute m

hessian

nSackleinen nt, → Rupfen m
attrsackleinen, aus Sackleinen or Rupfen

hessian

[ˈhɛsɪən] ntela di canapa