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cavel

noun cav·el \ ˈkavəl , -ev- , -āv- \

Definition of cavel

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a lot determined by a cast

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Origin and Etymology of cavel

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


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cavel

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of cavel

cavelled; cavelled; cavelling \-v(ə)liŋ, -lə̇n\; cavels
dialectal, British
:to allot or apportion according to lots cast
  • the working positions cavelled by the miners

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cavel

noun

Definition of cavel

plural -s
obsolete
:a mean fellow

Origin and Etymology of cavel

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


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cavel

Definition of cavel

  • variant of kevel:1

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