Definition of Cruck

1. Noun. a sturdy timber with a curve or angle used for primary framing of a timber house, usually used in pairs. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cruck

1. a curved roof timber [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cruck

cruciform
cruciform eminence
cruciform ligament of atlas
cruciform loops
cruciform structure
cruciforms
crucify
crucifying
crucigerous
cruciverbalism
cruciverbalist
cruciverbalists
cruck (current term)
crucks
crudded
cruddier
cruddiest
cruddiness
crudding
cruddle
cruddled
cruddles
cruddling
cruddy
crude
crude(a)

Literary usage of Cruck

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1. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain by Sir Bernard Burke (1863)
"13 HENRY VIII, leaving issue, by Alice his wife, three sons, THOMAS, William, and Richard ; which last- named Richard «. to the cruck ..."

2. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop (1892)
"cruck-YOR-THUMB, the instruction given as a charm against witchcraft. " The fists are clenched, but the thumbs are doubled up inside the palms. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"cruck yer arm an' say you wish it med never come straight if that thar yent (is not) true.' [Kruk yGr aa'rm un sai yoo wish it med ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms in Use in the County by W[illiam] F[rancis] Shaw, W. D. Parish, John White Masters (1887)
"cruck yer arm an' say you wish it med never come straight if that thar yent (is not) true.' [Kruk yur aa'nn un sai yoo wish it med nev'uur kuum strait if ..."

5. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1851)
"cruck. Acrostichum." This will immediately convey to a Hooker, or a Brown, ... cruck. Acrostichum, Linn. The heading to be repeated on every page. ..."

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