Carver
Carver Carv"er, n. 1. One who carves; one who shapes or fashions by carving, or as by carving; esp. one who carves decorative forms, architectural adornments, etc. ``The carver's chisel.'' --Dodsley. [1913 Webster]

The carver of his fortunes. --Sharp (Richardson's Dict. ) [1913 Webster]

2. One who carves or divides meat at table. [1913 Webster]

3. A large knife for carving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(in wood or ivory)


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