putlog

noun
put·​log | \ˈpu̇t-ˌlȯg, ˈpət-, -ˌläg\

Definition of putlog 

: one of the short timbers that support the flooring of a scaffold

First Known Use of putlog

1645, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for putlog

probably alteration of earlier putlock, perhaps from put entry 3 + lock entry 2

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