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fraise1

[freyz] /freɪz/
noun
1.
Fortification. a defense consisting of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.
2.
a ruff worn around the neck in the 16th century.
3.
a woman's embroidered scarf worn with ends crossed on the chest and pinned with a brooch or the like, popular in the early 19th century.
4.
Horology. a cutting tool for correcting inaccuracies in the teeth of a timepiece wheel.
Origin of fraise1
1765-1775
1765-75; < French, derivative of fraiser “to frizzle, curl” < Provençal frezarGermanic; compare Old English frīs “curled”

fraise2

[frez] /frɛz/
noun, plural fraises
[frez] /frɛz/ (Show IPA).
French.
3.
a brandy distilled from strawberries.
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fraise

/freɪz/
noun
1.
a neck ruff worn during the 16th century
2.
a sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
3.
  1. a tool for enlarging a drill hole
  2. a tool for cutting teeth on watch wheels
Word Origin
C18: from French: mesentery of a calf, from Old French fraiser to remove a shell, from Latin frendere to crush
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