Definition of Cratch

1. n. A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack.



Definition of Cratch

1. Verb. (obsolete) To scratch. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A grated crib or manger. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) The vertical planks at the forward end of the hold of a traditional English narrowboat which constrain the cargo and support the top plank or walkway. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cratch

1. a manger [n -ES] - See also: manger

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cratch

crassamentum
crasser
crassest
crassitude
crassitudes
crassly
crassness
crassnesses
crassula
crassulacean
crassulas
crastination
crastinations
crataegus
crataeguses
cratch (current term)
cratches
crate
crated
crateful
cratefuls
crateload
crateloads
crater
crater arc
crater face
crater lake
crater lakes
cratered
crateriform

Literary usage of Cratch

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1. British Husbandry: Exhibiting the Farming Practice in Various Parts of the by John French Burke (1834)
"It consists of a cratch in the centre for hay, and four mangers projecting from it for corn or roots ; the whole roofed with boards, and mounted on four ..."

2. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1864)
"A light steel cratch is attached to the leather on either side. In older children and young adults he employs a steel spinal instrument, with a posterior ..."

3. On the Study of Celtic Literature and on Translating Homer by Matthew Arnold (1893)
"0 my cratch I stand straight, them wilt support me the better; it is very long since I was Llywarch. " Behold old age, which makes sport of me, ..."

4. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"The sun reduced the solemnized day On which, a king laid in н cratch to find, ... When our Lord lay in the cratch, the oxe and the aese fell down on their ..."

5. British Husbandry: Exhibiting the Farming Practice in Various Parts of the by John French Burke (1834)
"It consists of a cratch in the centre for hay, and four mangers projecting from it for corn or roots ; the whole roofed with boards, and mounted on four ..."

6. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1864)
"A light steel cratch is attached to the leather on either side. In older children and young adults he employs a steel spinal instrument, with a posterior ..."

7. On the Study of Celtic Literature and on Translating Homer by Matthew Arnold (1893)
"0 my cratch I stand straight, them wilt support me the better; it is very long since I was Llywarch. " Behold old age, which makes sport of me, ..."

8. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"The sun reduced the solemnized day On which, a king laid in н cratch to find, ... When our Lord lay in the cratch, the oxe and the aese fell down on their ..."

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