cleaver

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noun cleav·er \ˈklē-vər\

Definition of cleaver

  1. 1 :  one that cleaves; especially :  a butcher's implement for cutting animal carcasses into joints or pieces

  2. 2 :  a prehistoric stone tool having a sharp edge at one end

15th Century

First Known Use of cleaver

15th century


CLEAVER Defined for English Language Learners

cleaver

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noun cleav·er \ˈklē-vər\

Definition of cleaver for English Language Learners

  • : a heavy knife with a wide blade used for cutting up large pieces of meat


CLEAVER Defined for Kids

cleaver

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noun cleav·er \ˈklē-vər\

Definition of cleaver for Students

  1. :  a heavy knife used for cutting up meat


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