[ 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

First recorded in 1785–95; of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coaks

  • 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
  • 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