noun Etymology: Middle English noke, nok Date: 14th century 1. chiefly Scottish a right-angled corner 2. a. an interior angle formed by two meeting walls b. a secluded or sheltered place or part <
searched every nook and cranny
c. a small often recessed section of a larger room <
a breakfast nook

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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