[ 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.
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Origin of cruck
First recorded in 1885–90; variant of crook1
Words nearby cruck
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Example sentences from the Web for cruck
Like the palisade and puncheon methods, the cruck was medieval down to its very core.Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century|Henry Chandlee Forman
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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