1) An iron hoop, said to fit round the nave of a wheel.

First noted in the OED in 1688, it was not uncommon in Yorkshire records: 1560 iij frettes of Iron, Eccup

1613 a harrow, freat & a tugwythye of iron, Cottingley

1619 4 old stroakers [sic], 3 fretts, one runner, Bingley

1639 Fower wheele freats, Swinsty.

dates 1560 1613 1619 1639

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