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croze

[ krohz ]

noun

  1. the groove at either end of the staves of a barrel, cask, etc., into which the edge of the head fits.
  2. a tool used by a cooper for cutting such a groove.


croze

/ krəʊz /

noun

  1. the recess cut at the end of a barrel or cask to receive the head
  2. a tool for cutting this recess


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Word History and Origins

Origin of croze1

1605–15; perhaps special use of crose, croze (variant of cross ) in sense “cross groove”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of croze1

C17: probably from Old French crues a hollow
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Example Sentences

They also believed (according to La Croze) that plants had a principle of animation.

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