euphroe
euphroe eu"phroe, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up. [Written also {uphroe} and {uvrou}.] --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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  • euphroe — /yooh froh, vroh/, n. Naut. a suspended batten or plate of wood or brass pierced with holes through which the cords of a crowfoot are rove to suspend an awning. [1805 15; pseudolearned English spelling of D juffrouw euphroe, lit., jong young +… …   Universalium

  • euphroe — ˈyüˌfrō noun ( s) Etymology: Dutch juffrouw, juffer miss, madam, lady, euphroe, from Middle Dutch joncfrouwe, juffrouwe miss, madam, young lady; akin to Old Frisian jungfrouwe young lady, girl, Old High German jungfrouwa; all from a prehistoric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphroe — noun A long wooden slat, with holes for cords, that holds up an awning …   Wiktionary

  • euphroe — eu·phroe …   English syllables

  • euphroe — /ˈjufroʊ/ (say yoohfroh), / vroʊ/ (say vroh) noun Nautical an oblong or oval piece of wood perforated with holes through which small lines are rove, forming a crowfoot, from which an awning is suspended. Also, uphroe. {Dutch, altered spelling of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • uphroe — euphroe eu phroe, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up. [Written also {uphroe} and {uvrou}.] Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uvrou — euphroe eu phroe, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up. [Written also {uphroe} and {uvrou}.] Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Junk Rig — The Junk rig, also known as the Chinese lugsail and Sampan rig, is a type of sail rig in which rigid members, called battens, span the full width of the sail and extend the sail forward of the mast. [Hasler MacLeod, Practical Junk Rig , Tiller… …   Wikipedia

  • ufer — ˈyüfə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Dutch juffer miss, lady, pole, beam, euphroe more at euphroe : a fir pole from 4 to 7 inches in diameter and from 20 to 40 feet in length …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crowfoot — Crow foot (kr? f??t ), n. 1. (Bot.) The genus {Ranunculus}, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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