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

/krəʊz/