sarking

noun sark·ing \ˈsärkə̇n, -kiŋ\

Definition of sarking

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  thin boards for sheathing (as under shingles or slates)

  2. 2 Scottish :  linen shirting

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Origin and Etymology of sarking

Middle English (Scots), from gerund of serken to clothe in a shirt, sheathe, from serk shirt


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