Definition of ratten crook in English:

ratten crook

(also ratton creeak)

Pronunciation /ˈratn ˌkrʊk/

noun

dialect British
  • 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.