cockloft

[kok-lawft, -loft]
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noun Older Use.
  1. a small loft or attic above the highest finished ceiling of a building.
  2. a completely enclosed space between rafters and a suspended ceiling.

Origin of cockloft

First recorded in 1580–90; cock1 + loft
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turret, watchtower, loft, cockloft

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British Dictionary definitions for cockloft

cockloft

noun
  1. a small loft, garret, or attic
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