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howel

noun how·el \ˈhau̇(ə)l\

Definition of howel

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a cooper's plane having a convex sole for smoothing the insides of casks and for chamfering, crozing, and chiming

  2. 2 :  a rounded cut above and below the croze in a barrel stave

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Origin and Etymology of howel

probably from Low German höwel plane, from Middle Low German hövel; akin to Old High German hubil hill, Old English hȳf beehive — more at hive


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howel

transitive verb how·el \"\

Definition of howel

howeled

or

howelled

;

howeled

or

howelled

;

howeling

or

howelling

;

howels

  1. :  to smooth with a howel

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