Part of speech: verb

To encircle.

Part of speech: verb

To whoop.

Part of speech: verb

To surround with hoops, as a cask.

Part of speech: noun

A circular band, as one used to confine the staves of barrels.

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Usage examples "hoop":

  1. I offered to hand her to the door; with great difficulty, for her hoop was of the very newest enormity of circumference; I effected this object. - "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. He pointed to a piece of hoop- iron as he spoke, which had been nailed round the blade of the oar to prevent it from splitting. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. A hoop was made about two feet in diameter, nearly covered with dressed leather, and trimmed with quillwork, feathers, bits of metal, and other trinkets, on which were certain particular marks. - "Pioneers in Canada", Sir Harry Johnston.