thurrock

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thurrok, from Old English þurruc (a small boat, the hold of a ship, drain), from Proto-Germanic *þurrukaz, *þurką, *þirką (groundwater in a ship, hole), from Proto-Indo-European *terg-, *terǵ- (to rub, wipe, clean, make holes). Cognate with Saterland Frisian durk (sewer, bilge-water, lowest part in the hold of a ship), Middle Dutch durck, dorck (the hold of a ship) (Dutch durk, dork (a spout-hole)), Middle Low German dork (keel room, the lowest part of a ship's hold), Gothic [script needed] (þairko, hole, eye (of a needle)), Latin tergō, tergeō (wipe, scour, clean, verb), Old English þurh, þuruh (through). More at through, thorough.

Noun[edit]

thurrock (plural thurrocks)

  1. (nautical, obsolete) The hold of a ship; also, the bilge.

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