A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow.
An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow.
An old handtool used originally for splitting shingles and shakes. The froe consists of a heavy, 12-inch-long, straight steel blade with a wooden handle. The cutting edge of the blade is placed against the wood to be cut and a club or mallet is used to hit the face.
a riving tool for splitting wood along its grain
a traditional construction tool used to create workable forms out of raw wood
A riving (splitting) tool with a straight blade (usually 8-12 inches long) and a perpendicular handle. Sometimes called a "lath axe" or "splitting knife."
tool used for splitting out shakes (sometimes called a splitting froe).
Tool, also called a frow, with a cutting blade that is set at a right angle to the hand, which is used for splitting shingles or other types of wood.
A cleaving tool consisting of a wedge-shaped blade mounted at right angles to the blade; used for splitting blocks of wood into shingles or barrel staves.
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 uses the haft as a lever to multiply the force upon the blade, such that it possible for wood to be torn apart by even a small froe with remarkably little force applied to the haft.