[ freyz ]
/ freɪz /


Fortification. a defense consisting of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.
a ruff worn around the neck in the 16th century.
a woman's embroidered scarf worn with ends crossed on the chest and pinned with a brooch or the like, popular in the early 19th century.
Horology. a cutting tool for correcting inaccuracies in the teeth of a timepiece wheel.

Origin of fraise

1765–75; < French, derivative of fraiser “to frizzle, curl” < Provençal frezarGermanic; compare Old English frīs “curled”

Definition for fraise (2 of 2)

[ frez ]
/ frɛz /

noun, plural fraises [frez] /frɛz/. French.

a brandy distilled from strawberries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fraise

/ (freɪz) /


a neck ruff worn during the 16th century
a sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
  1. a tool for enlarging a drill hole
  2. a tool for cutting teeth on watch wheels

Word Origin for fraise

C18: from French: mesentery of a calf, from Old French fraiser to remove a shell, from Latin frendere to crush
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