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cockloft

[ kok-lawft, -loft ]
/ ˈkɒkˌlɔft, -ˌlɒft /
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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.

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Origin of cockloft

First recorded in 1580–90; cock1 + loft
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cockloft
/ (ˈkɒkˌlɒft) /

noun

a small loft, garret, or attic
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