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hoop iron

  1. iron in the form of thin strips for bonding masonry, holding barrels together, etc.
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Origin of hoop iron

First recorded in 1810–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hoop iron

  • “No, but look here,” cried Dyke, pointing to the great piece of hoop-iron.

    Diamond Dyke

    George Manville Fenn

  • I next manufactured a spoon and knife combined from a bit of hoop-iron.

  • To avoid the necessity for nailing to the wall, get two pieces of hoop-iron about 11⁄2 in.


    John D. Sutcliffe

  • There is as great a demand for hoop-iron here as for tobacco at Port Moresby.

  • I carried a satchel, which had beads and hoop-iron in it; they tried to get it.