Barrel hoop

Barrel hoop

Thin iron bands a little over an inch wide that were used to hold a wood barrel together. Such bands generally survived long after the barrel had disintegrated and were often cut into sections and used in various home repairs.
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27) The maid in this anecdote was helping herself to a barrel hoop made not of iron, but of pliable sapling-wood, commonly used for household storage barrels.
And most of us over the age of seventy remember chasing round the traffic-free streets with a barrel hoop and a stick.
He has been looking for a telltale sign, the British broad arrow stamp, which the government imprinted on everything from barrel hoops to ships' bells.
Rut nuts collect the emigrants' detritus: 'rusted fragments of a wagon-wheel rim, pieces of barrel hoops, broken bits of crockery'.