Definition of cruck in English:

cruck

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Pronunciation: /krʌk
 
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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
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    • 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.

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