Definition of carvery
: 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 carvery … — Angela 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
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of carvery
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up carvery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).