cratch

noun
\ ˈkrach How to pronounce cratch (audio) \

Definition of cratch

1 archaic : manger
2 : a crib or rack especially for fodder also : frame

First Known Use of cratch

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cratch

Middle English cracche, from Anglo-French creche manger — more at crèche

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“Cratch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cratch. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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