quarter-hoop

[ kwawr-ter-hoop, -hoop ]
/ ˈkwɔr tərˌhup, -ˌhʊp /

noun

a hoop, especially of steel, fastened around a cask between the bilge and the chime.

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Origin of quarter-hoop

First recorded in 1880–85
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