- Scot, Northern English and NZ a timber or felt cladding placed over the rafters of a roof before the tiles or slates are fixed in place
C15: from verbal use of sark
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Examples from the Web for sarking
The Captain, after he had rummaged the house, took great care to have the slates and sarking taken from the roof.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1
The first Mrs. Balwhidder lost upwards of twelve stone, which was intended for sarking to ourselves and sheets and napery.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV.
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