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cleaver Syllabification: cleav·er
Pronunciation: /ˈklēvər/

Definition of cleaver in English:


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A tool with a heavy broad blade, used by butchers for chopping meat.
Example sentences
  • 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

Words that rhyme with cleaver

achiever, believer, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, viva, weaver, weever
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