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howel

[hou-uh l] /ˈhaʊ əl/
noun
1.
a channel cut along the inside edge of a barrel stave to receive the barrelhead.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; perhaps < Danish hövl < Middle Low German hövel; cognate with German Hobel kind of plane
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  • They usually croze, howel, and head the barrel and sometimes plane it off.

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