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cooperage

[koo-per-ij, koo p-er-]
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noun
  1. the work or business of a cooper.
  2. the place where such work is carried on.
  3. articles made by a cooper, as barrels or casks.
  4. the price paid or charged for coopers' work.
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Origin of cooperage

1425–75; late Middle English. See cooper, -age
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Examples from the Web for cooperage

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  • I replied that he had left the cooperage, swearing that he would work no more.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat

  • The more common use of slippery elm is for boxes and cooperage.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Fence rails are no longer made of it; shingles and cooperage have declined.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Shaped our course for Sir Francis Drake's bay for cooperage.

    Torrey's Narrative

    William Torrey

  • It is largely used also in cooperage, and in the building of light boats.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers


British Dictionary definitions for cooperage

cooperage

noun
  1. Also called: coopery the craft, place of work, or products of a cooper
  2. the labour fee charged by a cooper
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