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From Middle English carver, karvere, kerver, kervere, equivalent to carve +‎ -er. Cognate with Scots kerver, carver, carvour (carver).

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carver (plural carvers)

  1. Someone who carves.
  2. (dated) A carving knife.
  3. (dated) A butcher.
  4. An armchair as part of a set of dining chairs (originally for the person who is to carve the meat).
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 215:
      She began a circuit of the dining room, peering at the baronial fireplace with its andirons the size of torture racks, and heavy oak carvers like gnarled thrones.
  5. (skiing) A ski with curved edges, allowing smooth turns.

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