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hoop iron

iron in the form of thin strips for bonding masonry, holding barrels together, etc.
Origin of hoop iron
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Refiners had to pay high prices for barrels because hoop iron was high.
  • Philly armed him self with a heavy piece of hoop iron, and the two boys entered the vault, the youngest one carrying a lantern.

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