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cruck

[kruhk] /krʌk/
noun
1.
(in old English building) one of a pair of naturally curved timbers forming one of several rigid arched frames supporting the roof of a cottage or farm building.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; variant of crook1
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cruck

/krʌk/
noun
1.
one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building
Word Origin
C19: variant of crook (n)
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