MEANING: noun: A small loft just below the roof.

ETYMOLOGY: From cock (rooster), from Old English cocc, of imitative origin + Old English loft (sky). Apparently roosters love to roost up high and this is the highest place, indoors, in the house. Earliest documented use: 1580.

BOCKLOFT - the high you get from some beers

CORKLOFT - storage for bottle stoppers; a good use for that "wasted space" just below the roof peak in an old winery

COCKLIFT - rooster thumbs a ride