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 (kŏk′lôft′, -lŏft′)
A small loft, garret, or attic.

[Probably from its use as a roosting place.]


(Architecture) a small loft, garret, or attic


(ˈkɒkˌlɔft, -ˌlɒft)

a small attic; garret.
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Noun1.cockloft - a small loft or garret
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
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It was not, however, until he had drifted a great distance that he ventured to ply his oars, when he made his skiff dart like an arrow through the strait of Hell Gate, never heeding the danger of Pot, Frying Pan, nor Hog's Back itself, nor did he feel himself thoroughly secure until safely nestled in bed in the cockloft of the ancient farmhouse of the Suydams.
The Government Property Agency is inviting tenders for a three-year tenancy of a government property at the ground floor (including the yard and cockloft thereof) of No.
Soon after entering the shop, wild boar hid inside the cockloft but it jumped down, after holing sheetrock, in the middle of dummies and bit one of them.
You'll find flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and roaring log fires as well as three bedrooms, all beautifully decorated, and a fabulous cockloft for children.
When firefighters arrived they saw heavy black smoke billowing from the top right corner of the building, which is the cockloft or storage area.