noun \ˈspelk\

Definition of spelk



  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  splinter

  2. 2 dialectal, British :  spar 3

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at spill

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