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euphroe

[yoo-froh, -vroh] /ˈyu froʊ, -vroʊ/
noun, Nautical
1.
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
1805-1815
1805-15; pseudolearned English spelling of Dutch juffrouw euphroe, literally, jong young + vrouw woman; cognate with German Jungfrau
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euphroe

/ˈjuːfrəʊ; -vrəʊ/
noun
1.
(nautical) a wooden block with holes through which the lines of a crowfoot are rove
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch juffrouw maiden, earlier joncfrouwe (from joncyoung + frouwe woman)
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