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frow

or froe

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

froude, james anthony, froufrou, frounce, frousy, frouzy, frow, froward, frowardly, frown, frown on, frowst

Origin of frow

1615–25; earlier frower, perhaps noun use of froward in literal sense “turned away”
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British Dictionary definitions for frow

frow

/ (frəʊ) /

noun

a variant spelling of froe
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Word Origin and History for frow

frow


n.

"Dutchwoman," late 14c., from Middle Dutch vrouwe (Dutch vrow), cognate with German Frau (see frau).

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