[ kruhk ]
/ krʌk /
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(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.
When he spoke of crotchet, he probably meant cruck, of which it was a later derivative.
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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