noun carv·ery \ˈkär-və-rē, ˈkärv-rē\

Definition of carvery



chiefly British

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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