[ yoo-froh, -vroh ]
/ ˈyu froʊ, -vroʊ /

noun Nautical.

a suspended batten or plate of wood or brass pierced with holes through which the cords of a crowfoot are rove to suspend an awning.

Origin of euphroe

1805–15; pseudolearned English spelling of Dutch juffrouw euphroe, literally, jong young + vrouw woman; cognate with German Jungfrau Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for euphroe



/ (ˈjuːfrəʊ, -vrəʊ) /


nautical a wooden block with holes through which the lines of a crowfoot are rove

Word Origin for euphroe

C19: from Dutch juffrouw maiden, earlier joncfrouwe (from jonc young + frouwe woman)
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