Definition of putlog in US English:

putlog

(also putlock)

noun

  • A short horizontal pole projecting from a wall, on which the floorboards of scaffolding rest.

    • ‘Use independent scaffolding to avoid putlog holes and other breaks in coatings.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

putlog

/ˈpo͝otläɡ//ˈpʊtlɑɡ/