croze

noun
\ˈkrōz\
plural -s

Definition of croze 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the groove near either end of a barrel stave in which the barrelhead is inserted

2 : a plane or machine for cutting the croze in staves

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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of croze (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make a croze in (a stave)

2 : to fold and refold (felt hat bodies) during sizing

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History and Etymology for croze

Noun

probably from Middle French crues cavity, hole, groove; akin to Old Provençal croza hole, cave, Italian dialect croso deep

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