from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cleaving tool having a heavy blade set at right angles to the handle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow.
- n. An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See frow.
Earlier frower, possibly from froward, turned away (of the handle).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)