Putlog definition

po͝otlôg, -lŏg, pŭt-
In masonry construction, any of the horizontal, wood or metal pieces which support the floor planks of a scaffold and which are themselves supported at one end in holes left temporarily in a wall under construction.
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One of the short pieces of lumber supporting the floor of a scaffold.
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(architecture) 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
putlog
Plural:
putlogs

Origin of putlog

  • Alteration (influenced by log) of obsolete putlock perhaps put lock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From put +"Ž log.

    From Wiktionary