Part of speech: noun

The work or a cooper, or the cost of it.

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Usage examples "cooperage":

  1. No longer is heard the crackling of the fires and the hammering of the iron hoops in the cooperage. - "The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon", José Maria Gordon.
  2. This was awkward, but it was got over by proposing that the meeting should take place behind the cooperage at a certain hour, on which Mr Easthupp might slip out and borrow a portion of the time appropriated to his duty, to heal the breach in his wounded honour. - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  3. It is valuable for boxing, cooperage, and certain kinds of finish. - "The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park", Grenville F. Allen.