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Line breaks: put¦log
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌtlɒɡ
(also putlock /-lɒk/)

Definition of putlog in English:


A short horizontal pole projecting from a wall, on which scaffold floorboards rest.
Example sentences
  • Use independent scaffolding to avoid putlog holes and other breaks in coatings.


mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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