- a channel cut along the inside edge of a barrel stave to receive the barrelhead.
Origin of howel
1795–1805; perhaps < Danish hövl < Middle Low German hövel; cognate with German Hobel kind of plane
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Examples from the Web for howel
The name of Capt. Howel Davis stands high among his fellows.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
"We have but the staff of Cynwyl; but that is mighty and greatly resorted to," said Howel.
Morgan chose Howel and another, and they departed towards the church.
He had done so, and at a distance, after Howel and Morwen, he had entered the mine.
Immediately two men-at-arms entered, leading Howel between them.