Putlog
Putlog Put"log` (?; 277), n. (Arch.) One of the short pieces of timber on which the planks forming the floor of a scaffold are laid, -- one end resting on the ledger of the scaffold, and the other in a hole left in the wall temporarily for the purpose. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]

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  • putlog — [poot′lôg΄] n. 〚altered (? infl. by LOG1) < earlier putlock < ? PUT + LOCK1〛 in masonry construction, any of the horizontal, wood or metal pieces which support the floor planks of a scaffold a …   Universalium

  • putlog — [poot′lôg΄] n. [altered (? infl. by LOG1) < earlier putlock < ? PUT + LOCK1] in masonry construction, any of the horizontal, wood or metal pieces which support the floor planks of a scaffold and which are themselves supported at one end in… …   English World dictionary

  • putlog — /ˈpʌtlɒg/ (say putlog) noun one of the short horizontal timbers or pipes that support the floor of a scaffolding. Also, putlock. {alteration of putlock, probably from put (past participle) + lock1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • putlog — noun Etymology: probably alteration of earlier putlock, perhaps from 3put + 2lock Date: 1645 one of the short timbers that support the flooring of a scaffold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • putlog — [ pʌtlɒg] (also putlock lɒk) noun a short horizontal pole projecting from a wall, on which scaffold floorboards rest. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • putlog — put·log …   English syllables

  • putlog — n. (also putlock) a short horizontal timber projecting from a wall, on which scaffold floorboards rest. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. uncert …   Useful english dictionary

  • Putlog holes — were small holes deliberately left in castle walls and, in well preserved castles like Beaumaris, can be seen to this day.As the name implies, putlog holes were intended to receive the ends of logs (i.e. squared wooden beams). Sometimes these… …   Wikipedia

  • Putlog Hole — A hole intentionally left in the surface of a wall for insertion of a horizontal pole. Such holes held scaffolding used during construction, floor joists, or supported hourdings. Hemyock Castle has many such holes …   Medieval glossary

  • Putlog Hole —    A hole in a castle wall where a horizontal pole can be inserted. These poles supported hoardings during times of battle …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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