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- v. To remove the hoops from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strip or deprive of hoops; to take away the hoops of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove the hoops of, as a barrel or cask.
- To remove the stiff petticoats or hoop-skirts of, as a woman: probably jocose, and with allusion to def. 1.
un- + hoop (Wiktionary)