A meat cleaver stuck in a cutting board.
cleaver definition by Webster's New World
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a heavy cutting tool with a broad blade, used by butchers
Origin: cleave plush -er
cleaver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A heavy, broad-bladed knife or hatchet used especially by butchers.
- Archaeology A bifacial core tool flaked to produce a straight sharp edge at one end.
cleaver - Science Definition
A bifacial stone tool flaked to produce a straight, sharp, relatively wide edge at one end. Cleavers are early core tools associated primarily with the Acheulian tool culture.