Definition of ratten crook in English:

ratten crook

(also ratton creeak)

noun

  • A crook used for suspending pots over a fire; = reckon-crook.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Brathwait (?1588–1673), poet and writer. Apparently a variant of reckon-crook.

Pronunciation

ratten crook

/ˈratn ˌkrʊk/