howel

[ hou-uhl ]

noun
  1. a channel cut along the inside edge of a barrel stave to receive the barrelhead.

Origin of howel

1
1795–1805; perhaps <Danish hövl<Middle Low German hövel; cognate with German Hobel kind of plane

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How to use howel in a sentence

  • howel was silent, seeming to look curiously at the golden toy in the priest's hand, as it shifted restlessly backward and forward.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • howel was growing anxious for me as the darkness fell, and was glad to greet me, and I suppose my face told him somewhat.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • I had listened for some sound from howel and Evan, but since the footsteps passed up the glen I had heard none until this moment.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • "One would call such a place as this 'the devil's cauldron' in our land," said howel.

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  • Yonder in the Cymric land beyond the narrow sea whence howel came it shall not be lost.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler