: a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block
Examples of froe in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThis hatchet/machete lovechild is a beast for processing wood at camp (Buck's Froe is confusingly not shaped like a traditional froe, which is L-shaped, but they're used for the same purpose).
Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 17 Oct. 2019 Children will enjoy cutting a log with a two-man saw, cleaving shingles with a mallet and froe, competing in a seed spitting contest, making dolls and other activities.
Daily News Staff, The Mercury News, 5 May 2017 Named for a New York industrial arts teacher who collected early American craft and industry tools, the trove includes everything from bark spuds and froes to twibills and wool wheel fingers.
Suzanne Carmick, New York Times, 6 June 2017
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