bougar

noun
bou·​gar | \ ˈbüˌgär, -ər \
plural -s

Definition of bougar

chiefly Scottish
: a rafter or cross spar of a roof especially of a cottage usually used in plural

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History and Etymology for bougar

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“Bougar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bougar. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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