[ hou-uh l ]
/ ˈhaʊ əl /


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


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Origin of howel

1795–1805; perhaps < Danish hövl < Middle Low German hövel; cognate with German Hobel kind of plane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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