cruck

noun
\ ˈkrək How to pronounce cruck (audio) \

Definition of cruck

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

First Known Use of cruck

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cruck

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

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“Cruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruck. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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