cockloft

cockloft

[kok-lawft, -loft]
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:
1580–90; cock1 + loft

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cockloft (ˈkɒkˌlɒft)
 
n
a small loft, garret, or attic

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