- a crib for fodder; manger.
Origin of cratch
1175–1225; Middle English cracche < dialectal Old French crache, variant of creche crèche
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Examples from the Web for cratch
They learned to play "cratch cradle," and when they did this the names of every thing used were learned.
Some children call this game "cat's cradle," but it should be "cratch cradle."
It's what a pig-killer fastens the pig down with—on the cratch.The Borough Treasurer
Joseph Smith Fletcher
If the taile of a wolfe be hung in the cratch of Oxen, they can never eat their meate.Curious Creatures in Zoology
A huge Christmas pie, made in the shape of a cratch or cradle, was placed on the board.
- a rack for holding fodder for cattle, etc
C14: from Old French: crèche
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