from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hollow or an incision, as in timber.
  • noun See dak.
  • To cut or mark with an incision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.
  • noun See dak.
  • noun A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hollow or crack in timber.


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