: one of a pair of curved timbers forming a principal support of a roof in primitive English house construction

Word History


probably from dialect form of crook entry 2 (curved timber)

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cruck was in 1898

Dictionary Entries Near cruck

Cite this Entry

“Cruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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