[ krohz ]
/ kroʊz /
the groove at either end of the staves of a barrel, cask, etc., into which the edge of the head fits.
a tool used by a cooper for cutting such a groove.
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Origin of croze
1605–15; perhaps special use of crose, croze (variant of cross) in sense “cross groove”
Words nearby croze
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British Dictionary definitions for croze
/ (krəʊz) /
the recess cut at the end of a barrel or cask to receive the head
a tool for cutting this recess
Word Origin for croze
C17: probably from Old French crues a hollow
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