/ (spɛlk) /
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Scot and Northern English dialect a splinter of wood
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Word Origin for spelk
from Old English spelc, spilc surgical splint; related to Old Norse spelkur splints
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Example sentences from the Web for spelk
He is content that ye lay broken arms and legs on His knee, that He may spelk them.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford