fraze

noun
\ ˈfrāz\
plural -s

Definition of fraze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a small milling cutter used to cut down the ends of canes or rods to receive a ferrule
b : the end of a cane or rod shaped as if by a fraze
2 [ 2fraze ] : the unevenness caused by rough edges or burs
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of fraze (Entry 2 of 2)

: to smooth by or as if by removing fraze specifically : to cut or shape (the end of something) to receive a ferrule

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Transitive verb

frazer \ -​zə(r) \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for fraze

Noun

French fraise, from fraise, a kind or ruff; from the shape of some cutters

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