Definition of cleaver in English:


Syllabification: cleav·er
Pronunciation: /ˈklēvər


  • A tool with a heavy broad blade, used by butchers for chopping meat.
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    • The victim then broke free and ran back into his house, before returning with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife.
    • He got a larger knife - a meat cleaver - for protection, and to frighten the other man, and returned to the room.
    • When you take it out, don't touch the meat with a cleaver or knife.
    chopper, hatchet, ax, knife; butcher's knife, kitchen knife

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