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noun Metallurgy.
  1. a seam or scratch filled with scale or slag on the surface of an ingot or bar.

Origin of roke

First recorded in 1885–90; orig. dial. roke, rawk to scratch, flaw
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Historical Examples

  • Thus "sheaf" and "reek" are in Norfolk "shoaf" and "roke;" and "smeath," a table land, is evidently from "smooth."

    Notes and Queries, Number 174, February 26, 1853


  • Later, when the Roke—by Velasquez was being talked of, I went with him to see the picture.

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