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froe or frow (frəʊ)
a cutting tool with handle and blade at right angles, used for stripping young trees, etc
[C16: from frower, from froward (in the sense: turned away)]
frow or frow
[C16: from frower, from froward (in the sense: turned away)]

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Froe-An old handtool used originally for splitting shingles and shakes.
Splitting shakes manually from precut and split blocks with a froe and mallet, except inside the mill building or cover.
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