coak

[ 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.

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Origin of coak

First recorded in 1785–95; of uncertain origin
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