noun Etymology: probably from 1cock Date: 1589 a small garret

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  • Cockloft — Cock loft (?; 115) n. [Prop., a loft where cocks roost.] An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building. Dryden. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cockloft — [käk′lôft΄] n. [orig., lit. or fig., a loft where cocks roost] a small loft, attic, or garret …   English World dictionary

  • cockloft — /kok lawft , loft /, n. Older Use. 1. a small loft or attic above the highest finished ceiling of a building. 2. a completely enclosed space between rafters and a suspended ceiling. [1580 90; COCK1 + LOFT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • cockloft — n. small attic; garret …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockloft — cock•loft [[t]ˈkɒkˌlɔft, ˌlɒft[/t]] n. sts a small attic; garret • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • cockloft — /ˈkɒklɒft/ (say kokloft) noun a small upper loft; a small garret. {cock1 + loft, from the habit of cocks roosting in the rafters of buildings} …  

  • cockloft — noun a small loft or garret • Hypernyms: ↑loft, ↑attic, ↑garret …   Useful english dictionary

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