spelk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English spelke, from Old English spilc, spelc (a splint), from Proto-Germanic, *spelkō, *spalka- (bast, splint).

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Noun[edit]

spelk (plural spelks)

  1. (Northern England) A splinter, usually of wood.
  2. (Northern England) A wooden splinter caught under the skin.
  3. (aeronautics, space) Unusably short lengths of fiber-reinforced material, such as prepreg.

References[edit]

  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]

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