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cockloft

[kok-lawft, -loft] /ˈkɒkˌlɔft, -ˌlɒft/
noun, Older Use.
1.
a small loft or attic above the highest finished ceiling of a building.
2.
a completely enclosed space between rafters and a suspended ceiling.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; cock1 + loft
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British Dictionary definitions for cock loft

cockloft

/ˈkɒkˌlɒft/
noun
1.
a small loft, garret, or attic
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