loof

1 [loof]
noun Scot. and North England.
the palm of the hand.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English lofe < Old Norse lōfi, cognate with Gothic lōfa

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loof

2 [loof]
noun Nautical.
1.
the tapering of a hull toward the stern.
2.
Now Rare. the broad after part of the bows of a vessel.
3.
Now Rare. luff ( def 1 ).

Origin:
special uses of loof1

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loof
"palm of the hand," Scottish and Northern English, c.1300, from O.N. lofe, cognate with Goth. lofa, Rus. lapa "paw," Lettish lepa "paw."
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The library, which once served as a chicken coop, is a wood structure with loof and peak roof.
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