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howel

noun how·el \ ˈhau̇(ə)l \

Definition of howel

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


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howel

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of howel

howeled or howelled; howeled or howelled; howeling or howelling; howels
: to smooth with a howel

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