from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tree chosen with two branches, which are cut short, and left somewhat in the form of the letter Y, set close to or built into the gable of a cottage to support one end of the rooftree.
  • noun A beam which runs from back to front of a chimney, and from which the crook is suspended.
  • noun Figuratively, a tall, raw-boned person.


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