cruck

cruck

[kruhk]
noun
(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:
1885–90; variant of crook1

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cruck (krʌk)
 
n
one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building
 
[C19: variant of crook (n)]

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