Definition of croze in English:


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Pronunciation: /krəʊz


1A groove at the end of a cask or barrel to receive the edge of the head.
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  • Near each end of body of the barrel, a groove, called the croze, is cut into the inside of the barrel.
  • To do this the hoops are loosened and the head is inserted into the croze.
1.1A cooper’s tool for making croze grooves.
More example sentences
  • This croze plane has two nicker blades and a square croze blade, indicating that it was intended for making beer casks.


early 17th century: perhaps from French creux, creuse 'hollow'.

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