cocket center

noun
variants: or cocket centering

Definition of cocket center 

: an arch center or centering in which the horizontal tie beam is replaced by bracing that allows headway above the springers to permit passage through while building

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History and Etymology for cocket center

obsolete English cocket to mortise, join, from Italian cocchetta, diminutive of cocca notch, knot, probably from Latin coccum excrescence on a tree, berry of the scarlet oak

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