Definition of hoop iron in English:

hoop iron

Syllabification: hoop i·ron

noun

  • Flattened iron in long thin strips used for binding together the staves of casks or tubs.
    More example sentences
    • The package was then tied with a piece of ‘hoop iron’ and prepared for burial.
    • Yes, some of the convicts were smart enough to make a saw out of the hoop iron on their toilet bucket, and they were able to cut through wood quite easily with their home-made saws.
    • Pasley was credited with resolving the debate between the two over the effectiveness of hoop iron in reinforcing the test beams; he concurred with Brunel that the material greatly increased strength.

More definitions of hoop iron

Definition of hoop iron in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw