inglenook
noun Date: 1772 a nook by a large open fireplace; also a bench or settle occupying this nook

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inglenook — ● inglenook nom masculin (écossais inglenook, de ingle, feu, et nook, coin) Type ancien de cheminée à feu nu, placée dans un angle d une pièce …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inglenook — ► NOUN ▪ a space on either side of a large fireplace. ORIGIN from dialect ingle «fire, fireplace», perhaps from Irish aingeal live ember + NOOK(Cf. ↑nook) …   English terms dictionary

  • inglenook — [iŋ′gəl nook΄] n. Chiefly Brit. a corner by a fireplace; chimney corner: also ingle nook …   English World dictionary

  • Inglenook — 17th century English inglenook fireplace. An inglenook (Modern Scots ingleneuk), or chimney corner, is a small recess that adjoins a fireplace. Inglenook may also refer to: Inglenook, California, community in Mendocino County Inglenook Winery… …   Wikipedia

  • inglenook — UK [ˈɪŋɡ(ə)lˌnʊk] / US noun [countable] Word forms inglenook : singular inglenook plural inglenooks an area with a seat at the side of a large open fireplace …   English dictionary

  • inglenook — noun a) a corner or nook beside an open fireplace b) a bench or seat placed in an inglenook …   Wiktionary

  • inglenook — /ing geuhl nook /, n. a corner or nook near a fireplace; chimney corner. [1765 75; INGLE + NOOK] * * * ▪ furniture       wooden seat or settle built into the space on either side of the wide fireplaces common in 17th century English houses and… …   Universalium

  • inglenook — in|gle|nook [ˈıŋgəlnuk] n BrE [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: ingle fire (16 19 centuries) (from Scottish Gaelic aingeal) + nook] a seat by the side of a large open ↑fireplace, or the space that it is in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inglenook — in|gle|nook [ ıŋgl,nuk ] noun count an area with a seat at the side of a large open FIREPLACE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inglenook — noun a space on either side of a large fireplace …   English new terms dictionary

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