Froe definition

frō
A cleaving tool with the handle set into the blade at right angles to the cutting edge.
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A cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block.
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A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow.
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A cleaving tool having a heavy blade set at right angles to the handle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
froe
Plural:
froes

Origin of froe

  • Earlier frower possibly from froward turned away (of the handle)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See frow.

    From Wiktionary