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croze

[krohz] /kroʊz/
noun
1.
the groove at either end of the staves of a barrel, cask, etc., into which the edge of the head fits.
2.
a tool used by a cooper for cutting such a groove.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; perhaps special use of crose, croze (variant of cross) in sense “cross groove”
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  • Machines for cutting out barrel-heads and shaping the edge thereof to fit the barrel-croze.
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croze

/krəʊz/
noun
1.
the recess cut at the end of a barrel or cask to receive the head
2.
a tool for cutting this recess
Word Origin
C17: probably from Old French crues a hollow
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