\ 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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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


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

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“Croze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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