cavel

noun (1)
cav·​el | \ ˈkavəl, -ev-, -āv- \
plural -s

Definition of cavel

 (Entry 1 of 4)

dialectal, British
: a lot determined by a cast
\ " \
cavelled; cavelled; cavelling\ -​v(ə)liŋ , -​lə̇n \; cavels

Definition of cavel (Entry 2 of 4)

dialectal, British
: to allot or apportion according to lots cast the working positions cavelled by the miners

cavel

noun (2)
plural -s

Definition of cavel (Entry 3 of 4)

obsolete
: a mean fellow

cavel

Definition of cavel (Entry 4 of 4)

variant of kevel:1

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History and Etymology for cavel

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Middle Dutch kavele; akin to Old Norse kefli stick of wood

Noun (2)

Middle English kevell, perhaps from Old Norse kefli stick of wood

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“Cavel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavel. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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