froe

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noun \ˈfrō\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of froe

  1. :  a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block

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Origin and Etymology of froe

perhaps alteration of obsolete froward turned away, from Middle English; from the position of the handle

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