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froe

[froh] /froʊ/
noun
1.
frow.
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for froe

froe

/frəʊ/
noun
1.
a cutting tool with handle and blade at right angles, used for stripping young trees, etc
Word Origin
C16: from frower, from froward (in the sense: turned away)
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