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coak

[kohk]
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.
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Origin of coak

First recorded in 1785–95; of uncertain origin
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Historical Examples of coaks

  • Mr. Coaks had usurped that office, and the quo warranto had been properly issued.

    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

  • 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

  • Consequently the voting was even, and the retiring Mayor gave his casting-vote in favour of Mr. Coaks.

    Norfolk Annals

    Charles Mackie