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[kohk] /koʊk/
noun, Carpentry.
(in a scarf joint) a tenon in one member fitting into a corresponding recess of the other.
a dowel through overlapping timbers to prevent one from sliding across the other.
Origin of coak
1785-95; of uncertain origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The voting was equal, and the Mayor giving his casting-vote in favour of the latter, Mr. coaks was declared duly elected.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • coaks, or dowels, are fitted into the beams and knees of vessels, to prevent their slipping.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Mr. coaks had usurped that office, and the quo warranto had been properly issued.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Consequently the voting was even, and the retiring Mayor gave his casting-vote in favour of Mr. coaks.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie

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