froe

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /

noun

Definition for froe (2 of 2)

frow

or froe

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /

noun

a cleaving tool having a wedge-shaped blade, with a handle set at right angles to it.

Origin of frow

1615–25; earlier frower, perhaps noun use of froward in literal sense “turned away”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for froe

British Dictionary definitions for froe (1 of 2)

froe

frow

/ (frəʊ) /

noun

a cutting tool with handle and blade at right angles, used for stripping young trees, etc

Word Origin for froe

C16: from frower, from froward (in the sense: turned away)

British Dictionary definitions for froe (2 of 2)

frow
/ (frəʊ) /

noun

a variant spelling of froe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012