cruck
noun Etymology: probably from dialect form of 2crook (curved timber) Date: 1898 one of a pair of curved timbers forming a principal support of a roof in primitive English house construction

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  • Cruck — Framing: Leigh Court Tithe Barn, Worcester, England. A cruck or crook frame is a curved timber, one of a pair, which supports the roof of a building, used particularly in England. This type of timber framing consists of long, generally bent,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cruck — Ein Beispiel aus Worcester, England Der Cruck ist ein hölzernes Konstruktionselement im englischen Dach und Gewölbebau. Das Wort „cruck“ wird wohl am besten mit „hölzerner Gurtbogen“ übersetzt (cruck = arched brace = gebogene Strebe). Bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cruck — /kruk/, n. (in old English building) one of a pair of naturally curved timbers forming one of several rigid arched frames supporting the roof of a cottage or farm building. [1885 90; var. of CROOK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cruck — noun a sturdy timber with a curve or angle used for primary framing of a timber house, usually used in pairs …   Wiktionary

  • cruck — [krʌk] noun Brit. either of a pair of curved timbers extending to the ground in the roof framework of a type of medieval house. Origin C16: var. of crook …   English new terms dictionary

  • cruck — /krʌk/ (say kruk) noun one of a pair of curved timbers which form the framework for the roof of a simply constructed house, especially of the kind that was common in medieval England. {variant of crook} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Crück — tedesco …   Mini Vocabolario milanese italiano

  • cruck — n. Brit. hist. either of a pair of curved timbers extending to the ground in the framework of a type of medieval house roof. Etymology: var. of CROOK …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cruck-Spur — ♦ Small timber projecting from the outer edge of a cruck blade to support or anchor the wall plate, used in an open cruck truss without a tie beam. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 411) Related terms: Crucks, BaseCrucks …   Medieval glossary

  • Charpente a Cruck — Charpente à Cruck Charpente courbée: Leigh Court Tithe Barn, Worcester, Angleterre. Cruck en langue anglaise désigne un arbalétrier d une seule pièce qui descend du faîtage jusqu à proximité de la base des murs. Cette pièce de bois, généralement… …   Wikipédia en Français

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