spelk

/ (spɛlk) /

noun

Scot and Northern English dialect a splinter of wood

Nearby words

  1. speke, john hanning,
  2. spelaean,
  3. speleological,
  4. speleology,
  5. speleotherapy,
  6. spell,
  7. spell check,
  8. spell checker,
  9. spell out,
  10. spell-check

Word Origin for spelk

from Old English spelc, spilc surgical splint; related to Old Norse spelkur splints

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