putlock

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putlog or putlock (ˈpʌtˌlɒɡ)
 
n
a short horizontal beam that with others supports the floor planks of a scaffold
 
[C17: changed (through influence of log1) from earlier putlock, probably from put (past participle) +lock1]
 
putlock or putlock
 
n
 
[C17: changed (through influence of log1) from earlier putlock, probably from put (past participle) +lock1]

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