[ poo t-lawg, -log, puht- ]
/ ˈpʊtˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈpʌt- /


any of a number of short pieces of lumber supporting a scaffold's floor.
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  • The solid oak burst with the blow, and the gun stuck fast, like a builder's putlog.

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British Dictionary definitions for putlog



/ (ˈpʌtˌlɒɡ) /


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

Word Origin for putlog

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