euphroe

euphroe

[yoo-froh, -vroh]
noun Nautical.
a suspended batten or plate of wood or brass pierced with holes through which the cords of a crowfoot are rove to suspend an awning.

Origin:
1805–15; pseudolearned English spelling of Dutch juffrouw euphroe, literally, jong young + vrouw woman; cognate with German Jungfrau

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euphroe or uphroe (ˈjuːfrəʊ, -vrəʊ, ˈjuːfrəʊ, -vrəʊ)
 
n
nautical a wooden block with holes through which the lines of a crowfoot are rove
 
[C19: from Dutch juffrouw maiden, earlier joncfrouwe (from joncyoung + frouwe woman)]
 
uphroe or uphroe
 
n
 
[C19: from Dutch juffrouw maiden, earlier joncfrouwe (from joncyoung + frouwe woman)]

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