[ kruhk ]
/ krʌk /


(in old English building) one of a pair of naturally curved timbers forming one of several rigid arched frames supporting the roof of a cottage or farm building.

Origin of cruck

First recorded in 1885–90; variant of crook1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cruck

/ (krʌk) /


one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building

Word Origin for cruck

C19: variant of crook (n)
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