putlog

noun
put·​log | \ ˈpu̇t-ˌlȯg How to pronounce putlog (audio) , 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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“Putlog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putlog. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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