putlog

noun

put·​log ˈpu̇t-ˌlȯg How to pronounce putlog (audio)
ˈpət-,
-ˌläg
: one of the short timbers that support the flooring of a scaffold

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of putlog was in 1645

Cite this Entry

“Putlog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putlog. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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