What does the word thatch mean?

Usage examples for thatch

  1. She accordingly went out and thrust the box up under the thatch of the roof so that it was impossible to suspect that the roof had been disturbed. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. For the drifts that had been piling up gradually to the north and west of the shack, sealing the windows and the door, had risen to the grassy eaves and overflowed them, and so weighted the thatch. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates