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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Historical Examples of cratches
Cratches, a swelling on a horse's pastern, under the fetlock.
a rack for holding fodder for cattle, etc
Word Origin for cratch
C14: from Old French: crèche
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