Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of even: more even
  • n. One who, or that which, makes even.
  • n. In vehicles, a swinging crossbar, to the ends of which other crossbars, or whiffletrees, are hung, to equalize the draught when two or three horses are used abreast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which makes even.
  • n. In vehicles, a swinging crossbar, to the ends of which other crossbars, or whiffletrees, are hung, to equalize the draught when two or three horses are used abreast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person or thing that makes even, as a stick with which to push off an excess of grain from a measure.
  • n. In weaving, an instrument used for spreading out the warp as it goes on the beam; a raivel or raithe; the comb which guides the threads with precision on to the beam. [Scotch.]
  • n. In vehicles, same as equalizing-bar (which see, under bar).
  • n. An acid liquor used in coloring skins to obtain a uniform shade.

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Examples

  • It will become easier for people to start small businesses since they will be entering the market on an evener playing field.

    Health Care Slavery in America

  • Jim stepped the near horse over the pole of a heavily built sled that was waiting in the driveway, and his son snapped the neck yoke to the harnesses, placed the pole in its ring, and then hooked the tug chains to the evener.

    The Dirty Life

  • I stepped Sam over the new ash tongue, and Mark hooked the four tug chains to the evener, and I sat down on the green-smelling planks with the lines in my hands, and the horses leaned into the collars.

    The Dirty Life

  • The horses chafed at all the stopping, and then Jay antsed and backed too close to the evener, got a foot over the tug.

    The Dirty Life

  • If I was not careful to hold Sam back and urge Silver on, Silver would drop farther and farther behind until his side of the evener rested against the cart, leaving his tug chains slack, letting Sam pull the whole load.

    The Dirty Life

  • The a form dominates the b by 3 to 1 in most leaves, but the balance is evener in plants that grow in the shade, and in aging tissues, where the a form is degraded faster.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Bleoberis, Sir Safere, Sir Ector on foot; never were there four knights evener matched.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • The evener allows the animals at work more freedom to move and it can compensate for uneven pull if the animals are not equally strong by attaching the implement nearer to the stronger animal.

    3.1 Cattle harness

  • Fig. 3.17: Swingles, evener and traces in use with two donkeys pulling a plow.

    3.1 Cattle harness

  • The evener has a similar function like the swingle, only it compensates the uneven movements and pull where more than one donkey is pulling a load.

    3.1 Cattle harness

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