chincing iron

chinc·​ing iron | \ ˈchin(t)siŋ-\

Definition of chincing iron

: a tool used by coopers to insert cooper's flag between the head and staves of a barrel after the head is in place

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History and Etymology for chincing iron

from present participle of chince, chinse to caulk, probably variant of chink

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