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cruck

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Pronunciation: /krʌk
 
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Definition of cruck in English:

noun

British
Either of a pair of curved timbers extending from ground level to the transverse beam or ridge of a roof and forming a structure frame in a medieval timber-framed house: [as modifier]: a cruck barn
More example sentences
  • Its roof is supported by eleven pairs of raised base crucks.
  • It would have been much larger than a Medieval peasant's cruck house.
  • The route skirts the Folk Museum for a free peek at the ye-olde shops, the heather thatch and the splendid cruck style manor house that was reassembled here.

Origin

late 16th century: variant of crook.

Words that rhyme with cruck

buck, Canuck, chuck, cluck, duck, fuck, luck, muck, pluck, puck, ruck, schmuck, shuck, struck, stuck, suck, truck, tuck, upchuck, yuck

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