Definition of croze in English:

croze

noun

  • 1A groove at the end of a cask or barrel to receive the edge of the head.

    • ‘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. 1.1A cooper's tool for making croze grooves.
      • ‘This croze plane has two nicker blades and a square croze blade, indicating that it was intended for making beer casks.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

croze

/krōz/