[kok-lawft, -loft]

noun Older Use.

a small loft or attic above the highest finished ceiling of a building.
a completely enclosed space between rafters and a suspended ceiling.

Origin of cockloft

First recorded in 1580–90; cock1 + loft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cockloft

turret, watchtower, loft

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British Dictionary definitions for cockloft



a small loft, garret, or attic
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