spelk

noun
\ˈspelk\
plural -s

Definition of spelk 

1 chiefly Scottish : splinter

2 dialectal, British : spar sense 3

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History and Etymology for spelk

Middle English spelke, from Old English spelc, spilc splint; akin to Old Norse spjalk splint, Middle Dutch spalke chip, Welsh fflochen splinter, Armenian pʽelk long piece of wood and probably to Old High German spaltan split

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