from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lays pavements, or whose occupation is to pave.
  • noun A slab or brick used for paving.
  • noun A rammer for driving paving-stones.
  • noun In porcelain making, the bed-stone of the grinding-mill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who paves; one who lays a pavement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flat stone used to pave a pathway, such as a walkway to one's home.
  • noun One who paves; one who lays pavement.


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  • A paver is a brick, concrete block or stone that is used to lay on a flat surface to make a driveway, walkway or patio Some pavers are laid down and interlock with sand that is placed between them Others are laid down with concrete Garden paving slabs are an easy way to enhance the look of an outside garden and walkway They are not hard to install and a job for any capable do-it-yourselfer

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  • In answer to another post, 'adoquín' is indeed a paver.

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  • Having worked with paver parking lots and streets, they require maintenance and will neeed to be rebuilt after a number of years.

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  • The paver tiles that will be used in reconstructing Metro stations such as Shady Grove should give riders a much better chance of staying on their feet.

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  • But I fail to see the reasoning for a paver parking lot.

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  • A buddy of mine has adaquine (he pronounces it like that) on his patio, and it is definitely a paver because he gave me a few pieces to weight down my pool cover.

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  • One acting manager of a postal-vehicle facility in Detroit accepted thousands of dollars in drinks and lap dances at a local strip club, more than $8,000 in free work done on a relative's truck, and a $3,000 paver patio installed in the manager's backyard, prosecutors allege.

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  • The coefficient of friction of the standard smooth paver averaged .95 dry and .84 wet in recent testing.

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  • Only you know what these are ... but they sound like some kind of paver.

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  • When a paver goes missing or needs replacement, it will be more difficult to track down the correct replacement.

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