carv·​ery ˈkär-və-rē How to pronounce carvery (audio)
plural carveries
chiefly British
: a buffet or restaurant offering cooked meat that is carved as requested
… caterers can save money by … buying a whole gammon to furnish steaks for the Sunday carveryAngela Frewin, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, 7 Sept. 2012
The carvery offers a choice of four mouthwatering meats—beef, pork, gammon or turkey—and a good choice of potatoes, including mash.Hull Daily Mail, 18 Feb. 2011
also : the meat that is served at a carvery
All the vegetables that are served with the carvery are cooked from fresh seasonal produce. Oliver Astley, Derby Evening Telegraph, 22 Apr. 2005

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carvery was in 1960

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“Carvery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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