croze

1 of 2

noun

ˈkrōz
plural -s
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

croze

2 of 2

transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to make a croze in (a stave)
2
: to fold and refold (felt hat bodies) during sizing

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

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“Croze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croze. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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