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Definition of shook:

  1. A set of boards for a sugar box.
  2. A set of staves and headings sufficient in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form.
  3. imp. & obs. or poet. p. p. of Shake.
  4. of Shake
  5. The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.
  6. To pack, as staves, in a shook.


Usage examples:

  • The Knight shook his head.

    - "The So-called Human Race", Bert Leston Taylor.
  • Here Mrs Baggett shook her head.

    - "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.
  • Maril shook her head.

    - "This World Is Taboo", Murray Leinster.