Definition of froe
: a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block
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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.
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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
First Known Use: 1574See Words from the same year
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