from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, broad-bladed knife or hatchet used especially by butchers.
- n. Archaeology A bifacial core tool flaked to produce a straight sharp edge at one end.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A squarish, heavy knife used by butchers for hacking through bones etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cleaves, or that which cleaves; especially, a butcher's instrument for cutting animal bodies into joints or pieces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which cleaves or sticks.
- n. See cleavers, 1.
- n. One who or that which cleaves or splits. Specifically
- n. A heavy knife or long-bladed hatchet used by butchers for cutting carcasses into joints or pieces.
- n. A cutting-tool with a sharp edge, used in place of a wedge for splitting timber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a butcher's knife having a large square blade
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