carv·​ery | \ ˈkär-və-rē How to pronounce carvery (audio) , ˈkärv-rē \
plural carveries

Definition of carvery

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 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

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First Known Use of carvery

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Carvery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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