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cruck

[ kruhk ]
/ krʌk /
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noun

(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
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British Dictionary definitions for cruck

cruck
/ (krʌk) /

noun

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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