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coopery

[ koo-puh-ree, koop-uh- ]
/ ˈku pə ri, ˈkʊp ə- /
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noun, plural coop·e·ries.

the work of a cooper.
a cooper's shop.
articles made by a cooper.

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Origin of coopery

First recorded in 1325–75, coopery is from the Middle English word couperie.See cooper, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for coopery

coopery
/ (ˈkuːpərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

another word for cooperage (def. 1)
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