[ poot-lawg, -log, puht- ]

  1. any of a number of short pieces of lumber supporting a scaffold's floor.

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How to use putlog in a sentence

  • The putlog-holes are left unfilled, as they almost always are in Italy.

  • The solid oak burst with the blow, and the gun stuck fast, like a builder's putlog.

    Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for putlog



/ (ˈpʌtˌlɒɡ) /

  1. a short horizontal beam that with others supports the floor planks of a scaffold

Origin of putlog

C17: changed (through influence of log 1) from earlier putlock, probably from put (past participle) + lock 1

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