Definitions

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  • n. construction work made of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, and in marine work often surrounding a central space filled with stones

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Built of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, as in a log house; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A structure made of logs laid with their alternate layers at right angles and with the ends secured to the layers above and below by dovetailing.

Etymologies

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cob +‎ work?

Examples

  • The sides of the bin were built up of a cobwork of slender staves laid horizontally.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • As night fell, dozens of little bonfires were lighted in the plaza, made from cobwork piles of fat-pine.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

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