- Often wattles. a number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc.
- wattles, a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch.
- (in Australia) any of various acacias whose shoots and branches were used by the early colonists for wattles, now valued especially for their bark, which is used in tanning.
- a fleshy lobe or appendage hanging down from the throat or chin of certain birds, as the domestic chicken or turkey.