Patch

Definition of Patch

Pronunciation: păch
n.1.A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
Patches set upon a little breach.
- Shak.
2.A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
3.A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
Your black patches you wear variously.
- Beau. & Fl.
4.(Gun.) A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
5.Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
Employed about this patch of ground.
- Bunyan.
6.(Mil.) A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
7.A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
Patch ice
ice in overlapping pieces in the sea.
Soft patch
a patch for covering a crack in a metallic vessel, as a steam boiler, consisting of soft material, as putty, covered and held in place by a plate bolted or riveted fast.
v. t.1.To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
[imp. & p. p. Patched (păcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Patching.]
2.To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
3.To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
Ladies who patched both sides of their faces.
- Spectator.
4.To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; - generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.

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