coak

1 of 3

obsolete variant of coke

coak

2 of 3

noun

ˈkōk
plural -s
1
a
: a projecting tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the similarly scarfed face of another timber compare scarf joint
b
: a dowel of hard wood or metal let into timbers to unite them or keep them from slipping compare cog
2
: a metallic bushing or strengthening piece in the center of a wooden block sheave

coak

3 of 3

transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to unite by a coak

Word History

Etymology

Noun

probably from (assumed) Old North French coque notch, from Latin coccum excrescence on a tree, berry of the scarlet oak (whence Old French coche notch), from Greek kokkos berry of the scarlet oak, core of fruit

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“Coak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coak. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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