Froe
Froe Froe (fr[=o]), n. [See {Frow}.] A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow. [Obs.] ``Raging frantic froes.'' --Draylon. [1913 Webster]

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  • froe — froe; froe·man; froe·be·lian; …   English syllables

  • Froe — Froe, n. [See {Frow} the tool] An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow. [U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froe — [frō] n. [also frow ( frower): ? contr. of FROWARD, in sense “handle turned away”] a cleaving tool with the handle set into the blade at right angles to the cutting edge …   English World dictionary

  • Froe — A froe is a tool for cleaving wood by splitting it along the grain. A froe is used by hammering its blade into the end of a piece of wood in the direction of the grain, then twisting the blade in the wood by rotating the haft (handle). A froe… …   Wikipedia

  • froe — also frow noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of obsolete froward turned away, from Middle English; from the position of the handle Date: 1574 a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • froe — /froh/, n. frow. * * * …   Universalium

  • froe — noun /froʊ/ a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block …   Wiktionary

  • froe — n. cleaving tool used in woodworking; slattern, dirty woman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • froe — [frəʊ] noun a cleaving tool with a handle at right angles to the blade. Origin C16: abbrev. of obs. frower, from froward in the sense turned away …   English new terms dictionary

  • froe — [[t]froʊ[/t]] n. bui frow …   From formal English to slang

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