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.
late 16th century: variant of crook.
Definition of cruck in:
- The US English dictionary