from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or trade of a cooper
  • n. The price paid to a cooper for work carried out
  • n. The workplace of a cooper

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Work done by a cooper.
  • n. The price paid for coopers' work.
  • n. A place where coopers' work is done.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The work or business of a cooper.
  • n. The price paid for coopers' work.
  • n. A place where coopers' work is done.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There is an historic oak tree alongside the cooperage, which is said to have been used to tie up the Hudson's Bay Company's vessels in the earliest times when wharves were few and far between.

    Some Reminiscences of old Victoria

  • When barrels are made, a profession called cooperage, the wood has to be heated over a fire to curve and shape the oak staves.

    News for Culpeper Star-Exponent

  • While thin stock, such as cooperage and box stuff is less inclined to give trouble by undue checking than 1-inch and thicker, one will find that any dry kiln will give more uniform results and, at the same time, be more economical in the use of steam, when the humidity and temperature is carried at as high a point as possible without injury to the material to be dried.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • But, as much as I tend to prefer the more expensive French cooperage, I really enjoy what a third type of oak, Hungarian oak, brings to the table as well.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • While many Napa barrel rooms are temples of modern cooperage, the storage at Mayacamas seems complacently disheveled.

    Visiting Mayacamas Vineyards, Napa Valley [guest post] | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • There is even a cooperage that has an exhibit of barrel making.

    terroir - French Word-A-Day

  • Fortunately, no homes lay near it, just a stables and a cooperage that was closed for the night.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • But in the middle of the vast heap of cooperage there was one keg that didn't slosh.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Most brewers don't use that kind of packaging, and those who do usually only have a few casks in their cooperage inventory.

    Hey Barkeep! Where Can I Get Some Good Cask Ale?

  • The station consists, or then consisted, of huts for four or five fishermen, a cooperage and shed, and a better sort of cottage at which the superintendent resided.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.