1 wood, firewood; a stick: A bit castie for a glimmer. [A few sticks for a fire.] 19-.
2 a metal rod 20-.
3 in plural (fruit) trees 19.
4 plural fences 20. etymology: Sanskrit kāsha ‘wood’; possibly a development from Romany cosht ‘a stick’; form kashti collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; sense 1 attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and collected by Rev John Baird and Watson from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; sense 4 attested by Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; sense 1 also collected by EMcC/PS; senses 1 and 3 also collected by Simson (1865); senses 1 and 2 attested by BS in TDITA who attests sense 2 as ‘old metal’ note:
The Romany form cosht, according to Hayward (2003), is what the English cosh ‘a truncheon’ is derived from.
Grellmann (1787) collected the forms Kazht, Karscht meaning wood in general from Continental gipsies.
Attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) as kashties ‘firewood’ and casties ‘metal’.