Putlog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Putlog (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n putlog In carpentry, one of a number of short pieces of timber used in building to carry the floor of a scaffold. They are placed at right angles to the wall, one end resting on the ledgers of the scaffold, and the other in holes left in the wall, called putlog-holes.
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Usage

In literature:

The solid oak burst with the blow, and the gun stuck fast, like a builder's putlog.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
The solid oak burst with the blow, and the gun stuck fast, like a builder's putlog.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
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