thrawl

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

thrawl (plural thrawls)

  1. (archaic) A stone slab or shelf used to keep food cool in a pantry or larder in the days before refrigeration was domestically available.
    He placed the side of beef on the thrawl

Usage notesEdit

  • This term was used mainly in Yorkshire & Derbyshire.
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 00:13