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noun Archaic.
  1. a crib for fodder; manger.
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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.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for cratches


  1. a rack for holding fodder for cattle, etc
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Word Origin for cratch

C14: from Old French: crèche
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