nook

[nook]
noun
1.
a corner, as in a room.
2.
any secluded or obscure corner.
3.
any small recess: a breakfast nook.
4.
any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English nok

nooklike, adjective

cranny, nook.
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nook (nʊk)
 
n
1.  a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
2.  a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
 
[C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook]

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nook
c.1300, noke, of unknown origin. Possibly connected with Norw. dial. nokke "hook, bent figure," or O.E. hnecca "neck," but the sense evolution would be difficult.
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Example sentences
He chitchats with bike builders who are constantly pushing the improvement of every nook, cranny and corner of the bicycle.
When the animals get weak they will huddle into some nook or corner and simply stay there till they die.
Not a nook or corner but is of use in housing some useless personage.
They also increase the odds that the tail will flip to safety, say in a nook or crevice.
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