Loof



[loof] /luf/

noun, Scot. and North England.
1.
the palm of the hand.
[loof] /luf/
noun, Nautical.
1.
the tapering of a hull toward the stern.
2.
Now Rare. the broad after part of the bows of a vessel.
3.
Now Rare. (def 1).
n.

“palm of the hand,” Scottish and Northern English, c.1300, from Old Norse lofe, cognate with Gothic lofa, Russian lapa “paw,” Lettish lepa “paw.”

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