Definitions for "Staves"
Longitudinal pieces of wood which are assembled for making the body of the cask.
The pieces of wood used for the sides of a barrel (in which case they are bent) or a tank. The term is used for the rough - cut material before it is processed, as well as the finished product. The French term is douelle. (See diagram.)
Pieces of wood made out of planks of oak split by hand and dried naturally; they are used to make the casks.
Keywords:  staff, plural
pl. of Staff.
plural of staff
pl. of Stave.