Origin of coak
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.
Consequently the voting was even, and the retiring Mayor gave his casting-vote in favour of Mr. Coaks.
The voting was equal, and the Mayor giving his casting-vote in favour of the latter, Mr. Coaks was declared duly elected.