1. (obsolete) brittle
1. A woman; a wife, especially a Dutch or German one.
2. A slovenly woman; a wench; a lusty woman.
3. A big, fat woman; a slovenly, coarse, or untidy woman; a woman of low character.
4. Alternative spelling of froe
5. A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower.