Cleaver meaning

klē'vər
A heavy, broad-bladed knife or hatchet used especially by butchers.
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A bifacial core tool flaked to produce a straight sharp edge at one end.
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A heavy cutting tool with a broad blade, used by butchers.
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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.
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A squarish, heavy knife used by butchers for hacking through bones etc.
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Origin of cleaver

  • From cleave +‎ -er, cf. Middle English clevere.
    From Wiktionary