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coak

[kohk]
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noun Carpentry.
  1. (in a scarf joint) a tenon in one member fitting into a corresponding recess of the other.
  2. a dowel through overlapping timbers to prevent one from sliding across the other.

Origin of coak

First recorded in 1785–95; of uncertain origin
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