nog

2
[nog]

noun

a block of wood, as one inserted into brickwork to provide a hold for nails.
any wooden peg, pin, or block.
Also nogging. one of a number of wooden pieces fitted between the principal timbers of a half-timbered wall.

verb (used with object), nogged, nog·ging.

to fill (a framed wall or partition) with small masonry, as bricks or stones.

Origin of nog

2
1605–15; perhaps variant of knag, Middle English knagge spur, peg
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British Dictionary definitions for nogged

nog

1

nogg

noun

Also called: flip a drink, esp an alcoholic one, containing beaten egg
East Anglian dialect strong local beer

Word Origin for nog

C17 (originally: a strong beer): of obscure origin

nog

2

noun

a wooden peg or block built into a masonry or brick wall to provide a fixing for nails

Word Origin for nog

C17: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for nogged

nog

n.

1690s, "old, strong type of beer brewed in Norfolk," of unknown origin. Cf. eggnog.

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