Definition of "cleaver" [cleav•er]

  • (noun) A heavy, broad-bladed knife or hatchet used especially by butchers.
  • (noun) Archaeology A bifacial core tool flaked to produce a straight sharp edge at one end.

Use "cleaver" in a sentence

  • "The leading nigger had armed himself with a cleaver from the galley, and he grimaced like an ape as he prepared to slice me down."
  • "A chef’s knife or cleaver is as sharp as a rapier, but it is not an instrument meant for killing."
  • "Hello Kitt- the cleaver is a new tool to me, I'm going to have a go at dividing a chicken into the usual bits soon, and see how that goes."

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